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A Matter Of Opinion

Fri., Dec. 21, 2007, 9:38 a.m.

Have you ever taken the keys from a drunk?

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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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