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Dallas, Not Really All That Drunk

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So says the latest issue of Men's Health, which surveys the nation's 100 largest "Drunkest Cities" based upon how many die annually from booze-soaked livers and alcohol-fueled car crashes, the reported binge-drinking rates (yes, but reported by whom?), the number of under-the-influence arrests reported by police and the severity of local DUI penalties. Dallas ranks awfully low on the list at No. 77, right between Little Rock and Richmond, Virginia; we dropped a spot from last year's list, matter of fact. Yes, but all that was before NBA All-Star Weekend.

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