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Inevitable

ST. LOUIS--Putting the alcoholic drivers into a treatment program instead of jail would eliminate at least one-third of the nation's fatal accidents, a highway-safety researcher said.

Dr. Melvin L. Selzer of the Highway Safety Research Institute at the University of Michigan, said a study showed 36 of 96 drivers involved in fatal accidents were alcoholics. A random sample of 96 nonfatal accidents turned up only three alcoholics among the drivers.

Dr. Selzer said the study of the 96 fatal crashes showed at least 30 percent of the alcoholic drivers had been involved in a... Login to read more
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