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September 1976

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Two DWI Cases

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A jury [in Alabama] convicted of first-degree murder a man whose car jumped a median strip and killed a 16-year-old. The sentence was a startling mandatory life imprisonment. The man's blood tested .25% alcohol, more than twice the legal level of intoxication.

A $57,000-a-year chancellor of a university in California, with about the same amount of alcohol in his system, crashed into the back of a car. The gas tank exploded, cremating two occupants. Though he had a previous arrest for drunken driving, a judge put him on probation and assigned him to lecture and do research on "alcohol-related accidents."

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