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Stats of our lives: Too broke to drink... and drive

How the poor economy may be curbing drunken driving — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures  

112 million Estimated number of drunken driving episodes during the Great Recession year of 2010

161 millionEstimated number of instances in 2006

30Percent decrease. Possible factors include "less discretionary driving as a result of the current economic downturn" and an increased tendency for people to drink at home.

Source: The CDC