From the listings desk: For those of you planning to celebrate May 5th with a couple margaritas, a sangria, and maybe some cerveza, make sure not to drive. Because if a horrible car wreck isn't enough incentive, maybe Colorado Springs' rating as 16 out of 100 of America's Drunkest Cities will do the trick.
According to Men's Health Magazine, C-Springs earns a D- on it's drunkenness report card, with these other stats to boot (culled from the CDC, FBI, Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety):
• Overall Ranking: 16th (all on a scale of 1 to 100)
• Deaths from Liver Disease: 17th
• Deaths in DUI Crashes: 41st
• Binge Drinking: 78th
• DUI Arrests: 33rd
• Harsh DUI Laws: 18th
• Grade: D-
And for the record, Fresno, Calif. took number one, followed by Reno, Nev. and Billings, Mont. rounding out the top three.
Texas provided the 5th, 7th and 8th spots, with Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock, respectively. Las Vegas, not surprisingly came in at 11th. Denver sits right behind us at 17th.
In any case, make Cinco de Mayo safe by getting a free cab ride home courtesy McDivitt Law Firm, which will foot the bill for all Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs rides as part of the Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program. The free rides will be available starting on 7 p.m. Wed., May 5 through 3 a.m. Thurs., May 6.
For more info on the program, visit mcdivittmakesadifference.com.