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Drinking and Driving - 'Every Tenth Car'

Is the social drinker really the worst killer on the road? Or is it the chronic drunk?

Our laws against drunken driving do not zero in on the major offenders: the small minority of drivers who are out-and-out practicing alcoholics. Studies at the University of Michigan Medical School show that alcoholics account for 80 percent of all drunken-driving arrests.

In all, about seven million alcoholic drivers are on the road in the U.S.--6.5 percent of all drivers, according to studies by Dr. Julian Waller of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. But they account... Login to read more
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