MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Men and binge drinkers are the most likely to drive drunk, according to a nationwide survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The survey found that binge drinkers were responsible for 85 percent of the nation’s drunk-driving incidents in 2010. Four out of five of those offenders were men.

The CDC said alcohol-impaired driving is far too common and is a public health problem with far-reaching effects.

Nearly 11,000 people are killed every year because of it.

The agency proposes using sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlocks to prevent previous offenders from driving drunk.

Comments (10)
  1. YA says:

    Anyone who drinks and drives in an IDIOT….

    1. baka says:

      `My uncle & I blew a Shemale Tranny that we met on Craigslist yesterday..

  2. Don Stevens says:

    Driving and Drinking is serious, but women on cell phones are a much bigger
    problem . Women on cells run stop signs, dont signal and tailgate.
    I ride a bike. They have destoyed 2 of my bikes and I have scars on my leg from a woman on cell phone running me off the road.

    Drinking and driving is not good, but many of these people drive at night.
    Women on cell phones drive when kids are going to school and during
    rush hours.

  3. steve says:

    Pretty sexist Don…
    How do you feel about men on cell phones???

    1. One Mans Oppinion says:

      Most dudes rock a blue-tooth. Don’s calling like he sees it. It’s actually not sexist at all. I’d like to see a study on it.

      1. Capt.obvious says:

        Wow most men rock a blue tooth? Anyone that uses a blue tooth out of the office doesn’t understand how foolish they look, you may as well put the cellphone on your beltbuckle also flat out embarassing. This survey is a joke the only basis they have for these numbers is because every person in court says they never drink and drive they just made a mistake and then this foolish survey considers it binge drinking based on lies we all tell the judge including myself!

        1. baka says:

          You sound like a hater!

  4. JMJ says:

    1st off – My ex drove home at least 4-5 times a week drunk. The court listened to him when he said it was once in a while that he drank. But when i tried to tell them he was drinking a case a night they didn’t want to hear it. I had to finally get MADD involved before the court would do anything.

    2nd – it is not just women on cell phones that is the problem. It is women & men, and i was hit in the cross walk with a walk signal by a man with a blue tooth when i was 8 month pregnant.

    1. See BS says:

      So we are suppose to raise taxes on rich people so you can get married to losers and turn it into Jerry Springer in a courtroom?

      Sounds like your marriage is ripping off free lunch for little poor kids in public schools.

  5. Sue J says:

    How much money did the tax payers have to pay for this study? Here is the results of my study I did in 5 Seconds. If you drink and drive you can cause death, or serious injury to another person. Done, now where is my $100,000 for doing this study?

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