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Increase in Women Arrested for DUI in California

California is seeing a drastic increase in the number of women arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). According to the California DMV, women account for 24 percent of all DUI arrests, but this number has been rapidly increasing.

The number of women arrested for DUI increased from 1999-2011, while men arrested for DUI dropped significantly over the same period. While young women between the ages of 21 and 30 arrested for DUI increased 134 percent, women over fifty also saw a large increase. Researchers are not sure what is driving the increase because DUI arrests overall have decreased in California. One survey found women arrested for DUI fell into three general categories: the young woman who drinks to socialize, the recently married woman with children, and the

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Increase in Women Arrested for DUI in California

California is seeing a drastic increase in the number of women arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). According to the California DMV, women account for 24 percent of all DUI arrests, but this number has been rapidly increasing.

The number of women arrested for DUI increased from 1999-2011, while men arrested for DUI dropped significantly over the same period. While young women between the ages of 21 and 30 arrested for DUI increased 134 percent, women over fifty also saw a large increase. Researchers are not sure what is driving the increase because DUI arrests overall have decreased in California. One survey found women arrested for DUI fell into three general categories: the young woman who drinks to socialize, the recently married woman with children, and the

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