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Do Houstonians Think It’s OK to Drive Drunk?

Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. But could there be more to it than that? Is it possible that we have developed a culture here in […]

Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. But could there be more to it than that? Is it possible that we have developed a culture here in Texas that can, at times, look the other way when it comes to intoxicated drivers? Are we too proud to give up the keys when we know we should? We learn more about drinking and driving trends in Houston, and what efforts exist to reverse them.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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