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Commentary: Excessive drinking takes its toll in Manitowoc County

4:06 PM, May 6, 2013
Annie Short
Annie Short
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Each week in the newspaper there are numerous people cited for their first to third to even their fifth OWI. The jails and court system are filled with cases from assault to disorderly conducts due to excessive drinking. Plus, unfortunately, Manitowoc County has experienced too many lost lives recently to intoxicated drivers.

According to a recent Health First/UW Population Health report, excessive drinking costs Manitowoc County $117.1 million, which breaks down to $1,437.82 for each Manitowoc County resident annually. According to the Manitowoc Police Department, the drunk ...

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