A Closer Look: Why Drunk Driving Deaths Happen in Some States More Than Others

A recent report about alcohol-impaired driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contained some good news and some bad news. The good news is driving-crash fatalities involving alcohol accounted for 28% of all traffic fatalities in 2016, the lowest percentage since 1982.

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GOP tax law loophole could offer foreign liquor makers unfair advantage, experts caution

The new Republican tax law counts on a small, little-known federal agency to ensure a tax provision aimed at helping small liquor producers does not become a loophole large foreign distillers can exploit.

At issue is the law's tax cut for hard liquor producers, dropping a tax from $13.50 per proof gallon (a measure of the liquor's quantity and alcohol content) to $2.70 per proof gallon.

Friends build island to avoid New Year's Eve alcohol ban at New Zealand's Tairua estuary

A group of friends came up with a creative plan to avoid a New Year's Eve alcohol ban, by building a makeshift island in coastal waters.

The ban was put in place at the Tairua estuary on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand's north island in an attempt to curb excess drinking, but the group found a loophole.

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Attorney, liquor distributor to give away sober rides on New Year's Eve

COLUMBIA, Missouri - This story was updated at 4 p.m. to add the ride credits being offered by Major Brands. Columbia attorney Mike Campbell is giving away 25 free Uber rides on New Year's Eve to prevent people from driving drunk. The spirits distributor Major Brands is also offering up to 1,000 free rides home across the state as part of its Safe Home After Every Occasion initiative.

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