From The Capital Times:
"In a state that traditionally leads the nation in heavy drinking, drunken driving has long been a public health concern.
"But alcohol-related falls now account for more deaths in Wisconsin than motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol.
not suggesting the focus on drunken driving is misdirected but falls
related to alcohol kill a lot more people each year,' said Julia
Sherman, coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project.
"The most recent figures available show 349 deaths in Wisconsin from alcohol-related falls in 2012. That compares to 223 alcohol-related traffic deaths that year.
"Last month, for example, a 32-year-old woman died after falling
from a third-floor fire escape on a downtown La Crosse building. Police
said surveillance video captured her struggling to walk near the Who’s
On Third tavern."
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