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North Dakota ranked second worst state for DUIs

North Dakota ranks among the worst states in the union for drunk driving, according to data compiled by one research website. Backgroundchecks.org ranked North Dakota the second worst state for driving under the influence in a report released Thu...

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North Dakota ranks among the worst states in the union for drunk driving, according to data compiled by one research website.

Backgroundchecks.org ranked North Dakota the second worst state for driving under the influence in a report released Thursday.

The group cited 50 DUI-related fatalities in the state in 2016, and 6,351 DUI arrests. Drunk driving related deaths made up 38 percent of all traffic deaths in the state in 2016.

The Peace Garden state may be home to the country's most honest drunk drivers. In 2014, 3.4 percent of adults in North Dakota reported to drinking too much before driving, the nation's highest rate.

Neighboring states also ranked poorly on the list. Wyoming is considered the worst state for drunk driving. South Dakota came in third and Montana in fourth. Minnesota ranked 37th on the list.

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The most responsible drivers were clustered in the Northeast, where New York ranked 50th, Massachusetts 49th and New Jersey 47th. Illinois was No. 48.

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