The risk of dying in alcohol-related automobile crashes among habitual drunk drivers.

@article{Brewer1994TheRO,
  title={The risk of dying in alcohol-related automobile crashes among habitual drunk drivers.},
  author={Robert D. Brewer and Pamela D. Morris and Thomas B Cole and Scott Watkins and M J Patetta and Charles Aaron Popkin},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={331 8},
  pages={513-7}
}
BACKGROUND Reports suggest that people who drive while intoxicated by alcohol may do so repeatedly. We hypothesized that persons arrested for driving while impaired might be at increased risk for death in an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash. To evaluate this possibility, we studied the deaths of drivers in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina over a 10-year period. METHODS We compared drivers who died in motor vehicle crashes from 1980 through 1989 and who had blood… CONTINUE READING