In 2003, sheriff's deputies arrested 279 suspected drunk
drivers on Palmdale streets.
I wasn't even allowed to walk the stage at my graduation because I'd been so drunk
Twenty percent said that they had had unplanned intercourse as a result of drinking; the proportion was 31% among respondents who had first gotten drunk
at ages 12-15, fell to 13% among those who had first been drunk
at age 19 or later, and was only 1% among those who had never been intoxicated.
I claimed, sir, that I was under the influence of liquor, but wasn't drunk
The question "how many times did you get drunk
in the last twelve months?
5 Robert Little and Kenneth Clotz, "Young, Drunk
, and Dangerous Driving," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 39, no.
Partnerships with the United States Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities and the National Commission Against Drunk
Driving; and public service announcements featuring celebrities and athletes.
Dan Rostenkowski pleaded guilty to drunk
driving after doing 70 mph in a 55-mph zone.
Christina Williams herself was drunk
when her car plunged off a curve on Summit Knoll Road in Agua Dulce, according to police and coroner's reports.
The crash, however tragic and avoidable, would have been no more newsworthy than the thousands of other drunk
driving accidents in which Americans are killed each year were it not for the fact that Kishline is the author of the 1994 book Moderate Drinking and founder of Moderation Management, an organization aimed at helping problem drinkers control their alcohol consumption.