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7.08.2010

Weekend Sip Tip

7.08.2010
What do Paris Hilton, Keanu Reeves, Khloe Kardashian, Mike Tyson, and Lindsay Lohan all have in common? Besides questionable career choices, they have all been arrested and charged with a DUI: Driving Under the Influence. In Maryland, that means driving at or above a BAC of 0.08 if 21 and older, or 0.02 if under the age of 21. While DUIs run rampant in the media among celebrities, few stories ever actually focus on the dangers of drinking and driving. A study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that just 4% of celebrity reports mentioned any injury or potential injury from the DUI events. The CDC reports that every day, 32 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. If you choose to drink this weekend, don't drink and drive. Line up a designated sober driver, keep a taxi number handy, stay close to home, or arrange for some other sort of transportation. Avoid the jail time and the risk of harming or killing yourself and others. Drink responsibly, Stop@Buzzed, and never drink and drive!

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