By Emily LevensonThe Washington PostVice NewsA drive through coffee and soda is no stranger to alcohol abuse, but a few things can add up to a DUI.
That’s according to new research by Vice News that found that about 70% of drivers arrested for drunk driving offenses in the U.S. are male.
That number has grown steadily in the last few years, but the study found that there’s an increasing number of women involved.
“Women are the drivers in the most dangerous situations,” said David A. Smith, an associate professor at the University of Michigan Law School and co-author of the study.
“Women are most likely to be involved in an accident.”
The study also found that while men are more likely to have been drinking, there’s no gender gap when it comes to arrests for drunk drivers.
About 25% of people arrested for driving while intoxicated are men, while 26% of the people arrested are women.
“This is true for both genders, with a clear gender gap,” Smith said.
The numbers of people driving while under the influence of alcohol are staggering.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that about 2.2 million Americans are currently in jail for driving under the color of law, and that more than half of those arrested have a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more.
That’s a significant number, but it’s still very common.
According to the National Safety Council, a nonprofit advocacy group that works to reduce traffic deaths, the number of people convicted of drunk driving in the United States has grown by more than 600% since 1990.
That increase in conviction rates is driven largely by an increase in people who drink and drive.
The CDC says that people under the age of 40 are nearly twice as likely as people over the age 20 to be arrested for impaired driving.
That means that in 1990, the age range at which someone was most likely arrested for drunken driving was 19 to 21 years old.
That increased to 22 in 2011, the year before the new study was done.
The increase in arrests for driving after consuming alcohol is even more dramatic.
According a recent study, the prevalence of driving after drinking rose from 5% to 15% in the past 20 years.
That is a rise of more than 1,500% in just a decade.
Smith said that one of the most common reasons drivers get behind the wheel is because they feel like they need to drink.
“When someone is drunk, they can’t control their behavior,” Smith told Vice News.
“Driving while intoxicated puts the driver at risk for injury or death.”
Smith said the problem goes beyond just drunk driving.
“The drivers I know who drink are less likely to stop for a red light,” he said.
“They drink and then drive.
I’ve seen it happen to me, but I’ve never seen it in the news.”
If you or someone you know is in need of help, contact a local crisis center.
The National Association of Assistant Attorneys General, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline can help.
Smith is now researching ways to make alcohol-related arrests less common.
He has a number of other ideas in the works, including creating an online app to help drivers who need help get sober.
And he’s also started a website, Driving Drunk, where drivers can post their driving history and photos of themselves with the help of a photo editor.
Smith’s next project will be creating a social media campaign to get drivers to stop drinking and driving.