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An alcohol-related crash kills someone in the US every 22 minutes. At any minute, one of 50 drivers on the road is drunk and every weekend night, one out 10 drivers is drunk.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, there are more than 105,000 alcohol-related deaths annually in the US due to drunken drivers and such diseases as cirrhosis of the liver.

Using 1987 figures, researchers calculate that those deaths represent a loss of about 2.7 million years of life or 26 years of expected life for each death.