Skip to comments.Number Of Women Arrested For DUI Has Doubled Over Past 30 Years
Posted on 09/13/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The number of women arrested for driving under the influence has more than doubled over the past 30 years, according to recent studies.
Nearly 25 percent of those arrested for DUI in the United States are women, according to the Bureau of Justice. In 1980, only 9 percent were female drivers.
I think its probably stress at work. Theres a lot more women in the workforce, West Los Angeles resident Cynthia Leon said.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation, a non-profit organization, interviewed a large group of women who had been arrested for DUI and found more than half were single, separated or divorced.
Their report stated almost all the women said their arrest was following a stressful event such as a death in the family or a breakup.
More than three-quarters of the women said they used at least one prescription medication for anxiety, depression or other disorders.
Men have in the past been the driver. I think there are a lot of single women, I see it all the time. Groups of women, and I dont see a designated driver, Culver City resident Liz said.
The Canadian groups study found the women fell into three categories: young women drinking in order to fit in, recently married women with children who drink to cope with loneliness after their children are born and older women or empty nesters who drink following an incident such as the death of a parent, a divorce or a child leaving home.
Researchers say the reasons for the increase in numbers may be that more women are on the road and female drivers are more likely to be arrested since many states have cracked down on the legal definition of intoxication.
Its a terrible risk for yourself, for society and it can easily be avoided, Frances Adachi said.
Women can’t tolerate alcohol as well as men. And they make very unattractive drunks.
“Breasts and a patch of fir”
Thats how/why there gettin’ all the free drinks!
I think its probably stress at work...” Perhaps the NFL will have a month dedicated to this issue and require all teams to wear pink stripes.
“they make very unattractive drunks”
Yep alot of times thats true, anyone who watches COPS knows that, they really show some winners.
Working moms, liberated and inebriated.
The shelf at my local liquor store filled to the brim with Skinny Girl brand pre-mixed cocktails is just a coincidence, I’m sure...
Only if you are sober.
Hurray for feminism!
It's funny though how they respond to individual accountability with an emotional construct even today. "This happened to me because of this, that, him, her, and how it made me feel."
Lady law meets the state law.
Former coworker of mine [Cow Orker] left her car parked half in the street after a night at the bar.
A little while later, another drunk came by from the same bar and took the backend off her car.
She came in to work later that morning, smelling like a brewery, and complained about the other drunk who literally tore her car in half.
I had to suppress a laugh at that.
Ain’t equality grand?
Its a terrible risk for yourself, for society and it can easily be avoided”
OK. But it’s not “easily avoided”. Unless you don’t drink outside your home.
I think its probably stress at work.
Nah. It's got more to do with drinking and driving.
Yes, women have progressed so nicely under ‘progressives’.
Several of the women who work for my wife have multiple DWIs. Strangely, all of them are for flat over drinking while partying - not mourning, not stressing out.
IMO, binge drinking seems to be a relatively new fad amount unmarried females. But thats just my opinion.
Women in the work place are up.
Women delaying a family are up.
Women out living on their own, away from “home” are up.
Therefore, more women out social drinking, further from their domicile is up.
More time on the road, after drinking, means more DUI.
More women cops too....and they wont give anyone a break.
Nothing really shocking about this.
Number of Women Arrested for DUI has Doubled Over 30 Years?
You would never know it by watching those “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” propaganda spots on television.
Every person depicted getting arrested for drunk driving is a white male.
Pfft. I never hear or heard anyone making these kinds of “excuses” for men when they get a DUI.
Bingo. The liquor industry has made a concerted effort to market to women over the past several years.
Homosexual cops just can’t be bribed in “the usual way”.
Or it could be that women are pretty good at self judging their intoxication levels, but as we are lowering the BAC levels for DUI, that they then get arrested more often.
Alcoholism does not discriminate.
your description is not only offensive it is down right disgusting. I am sure your mother is proud of you
Well, perhaps with cameras on squad cars, it’s harder for the ladies to “get off”... if ya know what I mean...
In unrelated news, the number of homosexual cops has doubled over the past 30 years.
Pick your socially acceptable excuse and magically take the load of personal responsibility off your shoulders. Just don't admit the reason anyone drinks is because they like to get ripped. The simple and honest truth results in too much disapproval.
My fave COPS is a young chick stopped for DWN - driving while nekkid, plus intoxicated. After the cop gets some clothing onto her he cuffs the chick & bundles her into the back of his cruiser.
She vehemently objects: “I showed you my boobs, so you’ve got to let me go!!”
2 a.m and the DJ starts playing “It’s closing time” they all look a little better.
My description is also not so much technically accurate any more. The patch has become bare in many cases.
and it is still disgusting. plus you do not seem to understand that a ‘fir’ is an evergreen tree
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