Lubbock Named One of Drunkest Cities In Nation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/4/07

Lubbock Named One of Drunkest Cities In Nation

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Lubbock is one of the drunkest cities in America. That's according to Men's Health magazine which lists Lubbock in the top ten of "Most Dangerously Drunk Cities." 

The magazine calls this list, "The Sobering Truth." They looked at annual death rates due to alcoholic liver disease and CDC reports of those who say they consume more than five drinks in one sitting. In addition, they factored in drunk driving arrests, and the percentage of fatal accidents involving alcohol.

Men's Health ranks Lubbock 92 on the list and unfortunately, in this case, the higher number, the worse it looks. Denver, Colorado is listed as the most dangerously drunk in the country at 100. That's followed by Anchorage, Alaska; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; Fargo, North Dakota; San Antonio; Austin; Fresno, California; and then Lubbock at number 92. They say that translates to a grade of "F".

The city listed as the least dangerously drunk was Durham, North Carolina. 

The report comes out just one week after NewsChannel 11 showed you how the city's recent crackdown on alcohol was creating a back-log in municipal court. We told you the Lubbock Police Department's party patrol had issued four times the amount of alcohol-related tickets this year than the same time last year.

This isn't Lubbock's first time to make Men's Health magazine. Ironically, back in April, the magazine called Lubbock one of the safest cities for drivers. Then in September, it ranked Lubbock one of the fattest cities for kids.

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