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CDC: Men, Binge Drinkers Responsible For Most DWIs

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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.

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