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Drunk Driving at Penn State

We here at Onward State absolutely feel that everyone should have a good time, but not if it involves actions that can cause serious damage to yourself and others. Police reports show that “In less than three hours State College Police arrested three drunk and dangerous drivers with very high blood alcohol levels early Thursday morning, January 14, 2010, in downtown State College.” These men, aged 27 to 66, had blood alcohol levels of at least three times the legal limit of 0.08 each. According to the same report, “there were 908 drunk drivers arrested in Centre County and nearly 400 in State College alone [in 2009].”

That is an extraordinarily high percentage from State College. We may be the number 1 party school in the country, but there comes a moment where it goes from having a good time to becoming a hazard for everyone around you. There have been incidents where drunk drivers have killed students in recent times. At the risk of sounding like a public service announcement, you never know when bad decisions can end your life or another’s, so please be safe.

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