A Matter Of Opinion

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2007, 9:38 A.M.

Have you ever taken the keys from a drunk?

(Photo of Ray Milland in "Lost Weekend" from www.filmreference.com)

Our editorial today was filled with tips on how to stay safe on the roads this holiday season.

One of the tips:

Get aggressive when the party's drunk tries to drive home. Hard-core drinkers – defined as those with blood-alcohol levels of 0.15 or greater or those who have prior DUI arrests or convictions – cause 27 percent of fatal crashes, even though the hard-core account for 0.8 percent of motorists on the road at any given time.

Have you ever taken the keys from a drunk person?
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