Website determines 'drunkest city in Texas'

AUSTIN - 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion website, named Austin the 'drunkest city in Texas.'

The study found that the rate of adults in the Austin-Round Rock area who drink excessively is 21.5 percent, which is above the national average of 18 percent and the state average of 17.4 percent.

"Excessive drinking in a community does not necessarily increase the likelihood of drunk driving, but high alcohol consumption may partially explain such risky behavior in the Austin area. Alcohol is involved in 34.9% of driving deaths in the area, higher than both the state and national rates," the study said.

The website said they made their determination by reviewing the percentage of reported binge or heavy drinking in each metropolitan area as well as health outcomes, including alcohol-related deaths. 

To read the full report, click here.


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