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    Classic Daycruiser
    Ariz. in 3-way tie for biggest rise in DUI deaths
    Glen Creno
    The Arizona Republic
    Aug. 27, 2007 12:00 AM
    Arizona was among three states leading the nation in the biggest increase in drunken-driving fatalities from 2005 to 2006.
    The state tied with Texas and Kansas, having had 34 more fatal crashes involving car and motorcycle drivers with a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.08 percent, the legal threshold for intoxication. That's an increase of 9.1 percent in Arizona, while the national number fell almost 1 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's latest report on alcohol-related fatalities.
    "Arizona is the fastest-growing state in the country now. . . . But it's not an excuse for more impaired drivers on the road," said Michael Hegarty, spokesman for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
    The NHTSA also tracks fatal accidents in which drivers, cyclists or pedestrians have a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.01 percent. That increased 0.1 percent nationally and 15.2 percent in Arizona from 2005 to 2006.

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    Spend one day on Havasu or the river up to Needles on a weekend and you will know why...a lot of idiots on weekends drinking beyond their limits then boating like morons with no reguard for others safety, LEO's could fund their Departments whole years budget if they just posted check points at a few of the high traffic launch ramps up and down the river....Never happens so the numbers will keep getting worse....

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