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Alcohol linked to wrong-way crashes

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WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people are killed each year when motorists drive the wrong way into oncoming traffic on high-speed highways, and a majority of the crashes involve drivers with blood alcohol levels more than twice the legal limit, a federal researcher said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board met to review a staff study of wrong-way collisions On average, 360 people are killed each year in wrong-way collisions, researchers said.

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