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DWI on a Big Scale!

BONN, Germany--The romantic Rhine is as risky as a racetrack, according to a West German police survey. The main danger on the river comes from the zooming total of ship-sized barges traveling between Rotterdam in Holland and Basle in Switzerland.

These barges were involved in 958 accidents last year. Six captains were accused of being drunk in charge, and 523 ships were found to be seriously defective in some way.