Report: DUI convictions for women increase

Public records show that there is an increase in the amount of women facing DUI convictions in Connecticut.Experts say that men still face the majority

NORWALK - Public records show that there is an increase in the amount of women facing DUI convictions in Connecticut.

Experts say that men still face the majority of the convictions, but that from 1997 through 2006 there was a 25 percent increase in the number of DUI convictions for women.

"For somebody like me who's on the cell phone, texting, putting on makeup, combing her hair, thinking about work; adding alcohol to that mix would be pretty dangerous," forensic alcohol expert Elizabeth Trendowski says.

The state Department of Public Safety says that gender trends are less important to them because they hope to reduce the overall number of DUI convictions.

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