The state of Wisconsin is known for its cold beer and colder winters. The state of North Dakota is known for Mt. Rushmore…oh wait, that’s South Dakota. Ok, so I’m not sure what North Dakota is really known for. Now however, both states are known for something that the founding fathers would not be very proud of; being the top drunk driving states in the USA.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH, which is an awesome acronym), Wisconsin led the way with 23.7% of residents surveyed saying they had driven while under the influence of alcohol in the past year. North Dakota clocked in 22.4%. This is obviously an alarmingly high number could only get worse on Jan 1st as the University of Wisconsin takes on TCU in the Rose Bowl, giving fans yet another reason to drink.
As for North Dakota’s upcoming social plans, well, I heard they now have satellite TV. That’s fun, right? Special mention goes out to class nerds state leaders in Rhode Island and Vermont, who have the two lowest rates, both under 8%.