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Study: 1 in 12 Americans admit drunk driving

One in five, or 20% of the 6,999 people surveyed, said they had driven in the past year


By Donna Leinwand
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — One in 12 drivers admitted driving drunk at least once over the course of a year, a government survey released Wednesday found.

One in five, or 20% of the 6,999 people surveyed, said they had driven in the past year within two hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage. Yet an overwhelming majority -- four out of five people -- consider drinking and driving a major threat to their safety, according to the 2008 survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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