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Drunk Guy Steals Ambulance and Goes for Joyride
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Drunk Guy Steals Ambulance and Goes for a Joyride

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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking
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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking

We've always thought that binge drinking was just part of being a dumb teenager, but scientists say they've recently discovered a gene which could account for the risky behavior.

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Being Drunk Can Save Your Life if You Get Injured (Sort Of)

The bare-knuckle spirit of the American boozehound can now hold its head up a little higher: a new study has discovered that being under the influence of alcohol may increase a person’s chances for survival in the event of an accident.

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Louisiana Man Gets Arrested After 2-Month-Old Son Has Toxic Levels Of Alcohol In System

A 19-year-old Louisiana man was arrested by Jefferson Parish sheriffs after the mans son was discovered to have toxic levels of alcohol in his system.

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Gaby Scanlon
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Teen Loses Stomach After Drinking Liquid Nitrogen Enhanced Cocktail

While it may seem strange, bars will sometimes use liquid nitrogen to spruce up the presentation of their drinks. Although the substance causes severe burns when touched directly, in its room-temperature gaseous form it creates a fog-like effect and should be harmless.

Trying telling that to Gaby Scanlon. The English woman was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends Thursday night when she ordered a cocktail featuring room-temperature liquid nitrogen at Oscar's Wine Bar in Lancaster.

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Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
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Texas Driver Charged In Death Of Lousiana Person After Car Crash

VINTON, La. (AP) — Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies have booked a 23-year-old Texas woman with vehicular homicide and DWI following a traffic fatality in Vinton.

Commander James McGee tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/cseYH

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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South Carolina Woman Arrested For Giving Her 4 Year Old Son Shots Of Beer

Gretchen Lynn Kinnear was arrested after reports that the South Carolina woman was giving her 4-year-old son shots of beer while at the bar on Saturday night.

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How Many Drinks Do You Have a Week? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from Gallup, 66 percent of adults drink alcohol, up from 64 percent last year.

But are these Americans who imbibe enjoying the occasional glass of wine or are they pounding beer after beer?

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What Makes Some College Kids Drink So Much?

Binge drinking is a real problem on many college campuses, and new research could reveal why: students who chug-a-lug enjoy a higher social status among their peers.

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