In a recent article in Men’s Health Magazine, Colorado Springs was deemed the 16th drunkest city in the nation, beating out Denver for the drunkest city in Colorado. These cities and others in the list have some of the highest death rates from alcoholic liver disease based on data collected from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to calculating death rates, Men’s Health Magazine aggregated research from a variety of government bureaus to help determine the city’s deaths from DUIs, severity of DUI penalties, number of people who admit to binge drinking last month and the number of DUI arrests made. With a sliding scale of first being the most offensive and 100 being the least, Colorado Springs ranked 17th for most liver disease, 18th for harshest DUI laws and 33rd for most DUI arrests, putting Colorado Springs on the map for drinking and driving.
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol has serious consequences. Being convicted of this crime can affect your relationships and employment opportunities as well as accrue large fines, possible prison time and loss of driver’s license. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you should seek legal counsel and learn your rights.
Police can make mistakes in DUI arrests and Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) tests are not always accurate. An experienced Colorado criminal defense DUI attorney can help investigate your case and help you build a strong defense. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has a history of aggressive defense for people charged with a DUI. Call today for a free and comprehensive consultation of your case.
Source article: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/Americas-Drunkest-Cities/