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Ten Things Thursday: Drunk Driving

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Drunk drivingGood morning, everybody! Today is Thursday, and its time for Ten Things Thursday, where we look back at the issues we’ve covered here since the beginning of 2011. Today, as we promised last week, the subject is intoxicated driving and the car accidents it can cause.

Let’s start by taking a quick look at some of the most recent numbers (2009) right here in Colorado (taken from :

  • There were 158 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the state, 17 of which were under the age of 21.
  • There were 27,043 DUIs that year.
  • 69% of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities involved repeat offenders with a BAC of .15+.

Over 27,000 DUIs? That is chilling. Personally, I find the number of accidents caused by repeat offenders to be the most worrisome.

Now let’s take a look at where driving drunk has reared its head during the last six months:

If that little retrospective is not enough, you can check out a constantly updated stream of info culled from across the Internet on The website’s motto is, “If you can’t see straight, you can’t drive straight,” and it has a vast array of resources on the subject including video, a live Twitter feed, recovery resources for alcoholics, and more.

Image by James Cridland, used under its Creative Commons license.


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