DUI Arrests of Women Up 30% in Decade

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2009 12:42 PM CDT
Diane, left, and Daniel Schuler are seen posing for a photo on their wedding day. Diane Schuler was drunk and high on marijuana when she crashed and killed herself and 7 others.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The number of women charged with driving under the influence has increased nearly 30% during the past decade, Transportation Department officials said today, while the number of men fell 7.5% in the same period. The department says the number of impaired women involved in a fatal crash increased in 10 states from 2007 to 2008.