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May 22, 2008 |
Why is the incidence of drunken driving so much higher in the Midwest than in other parts of the country?
The incidence of drunken driving is not higher, just the incidence of arrests. Chalk it up to more law enforcement. I can remember, back in the day, leaving parties when my ability to drive was in question and navigating the road home, trying not to cross that centerline. In Minnesota you just don't dare do that anymore. Cops are out in force, watching, waiting. They don't hesitate to make arrests. Thus the high incidence, thus the "shocking" story in the media about the Midwest.