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Most drunk drivers are men

Drunk driving is something that involves all drivers, of all ages and all genders. Anyone can get arrested if they get behind the wheel while under the influence.

That said, it is worth noting that most drunk drivers tend to be men. Some reports put it at four out of five or about 80%.

Granted, these reports can only look at statistics built by arrests and convictions. Is it just that men are more likely to get arrested on OVI charges than women? It's something to consider.

Another thing to keep in mind is that women, statistically speaking, tend to be safer drivers than men. This could impact these cases in two ways. First and foremost, women may opt not to drink and drive more often. This is why they get arrested less often and why they are safer overall. They avoid dangerous activities.

On top of that, many OVI arrests come after accidents, near misses and other driving mistakes. The police do not always spot a drunk driver until something goes wrong. They could accidentally drift into the other lane and sideswipe a car or drive off of the shoulder. Since women are safer drivers, do they make these mistakes less often, and therefore, not get arrested for being intoxicated at the time?

It is interesting to look into the statistics and the trends concerning drunk driving, but the reality is that OVI charges are very serious for anyone who gets arrested. It is important for them to know what legal defense options they have after the arrest takes place.

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