Although California has some of the most severe drunk driving penalties in the country, three California cities have been ranked the “drunkest” in America.
According to USA Today, Fresno will receive the dubious distinction of being named the country’s “drunkest” city in the March issue of Men’s Health magazine.
Two other cities in California- Riverside (#4) and Bakersfield (#10)-also made the top ten.
In contrast, Boston was named the least drunk city.
To determine its rankings, the magazine used data such as death rates from alcoholic-induced liver disease, DUI-related accidents, frequency of binge drinking, number of DUI arrests, and severity of DUI penalties.
The results should not come as a total surprise to residents of Fresno. The median age in Fresno is 29, and the number of bars within 15 miles is 106, according to HomeInsight.com.
In response to the magazine’s ranking, it is likely that the city will continue to step up its efforts to combat DUI with increased sobriety checkpoints in the coming months.
If you or someone you know is arrested for DUI in Fresno, it is imperative to contact a qualified DUI lawyer. Call our knowledgeable Fresno DUI attorneys today.