DUI arrests among women rising rapidly

August 7, 2009 9:31:25 PM PDT
New figures show DUI arrests among women are rising rapidly while falling among men.

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The numbers compiled by the FBI show a nearly 30 percent jump in the arrest of women for DUI between 1998, and 2007.

The number of men arrested during that same time period dropped 7.5 percent.

The figures cover only just half the country, but a Carnegie Mellon University criminologist tells the Associated Press the trend probably holds true for the nation as a whole.

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