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DUI arrests among women increasing

Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The number of drunken-driving arrests for women has increased in recent years, going up 36 percent in the last decade, a U.S. study says.

The study by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation found the average female drunk driver is older and better educated than her male counterpart, but holds a lower-paying job and is usually the primary caregiver for her children, The Washington Post reported.

The study suggests mothering and drinking may be a more common problem than thought as some parents drink to excess while caring for their children.

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is a popular blogger and author who, after first writing about having a drink or two to deal with the daily stresses of child-rearing, later revealed she had become addicted to alcohol.

Her blog now includes a section where other parents who have realized their drinking has become problematic can discuss the issue.

"I joke around a lot and talk about drinking more than I actually do it; I exaggerate when I've had a bad day and say things like, 'I want to drink my body weight in alcohol,' and it's funny," one recent post said.

"Except it stopped being funny. I can control myself some of the time, which is why it's been so easy to rationalize why I continue to drink."

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