Scram Systems asks, How Does Your State Rank for St Patty’s Day Drinking?
Data and heat maps released this week by Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) show trending for drinking violations by criminal offenders monitored 24/7 for alcohol consumption.
– Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, Wyoming and Missouri lead in drinking violations on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (Map A).
– North Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada, Missouri and Georgia will see some of the biggest spikes on this year’s Tuesday holiday (Map B).
– Some states are predicted to see drinking violations spike 5 times higher than the national average.
Nationally, the data shows an average increase of 12% on a Tuesday St. Patrick’s Day, with a 33% jump this coming Saturday, traditionally the biggest day for DUIs and alcohol-related fatalities each year.
AMS releases holiday-related data each year as part of a more comprehensive awareness campaign about the dangers of binge drinking and drunk driving over major holidays. The majority of individuals monitored by AMS are considered to be high-risk, repeat DUI offenders who knew they were being monitored and that there would be consequences, including incarceration.
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