Denver, Colorado, has been named as the most “Dangerously Drunk City” in America by the fitness experts at Men’s Health (who probably don’t even drink because they’re more concerned about six packs of ABDOMINALS). Rankings were based on DWI arrests, alcohol-related traffic deaths, and alcohol-related liver disease fatality rates.
Rounding out the top five were El Paso, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Kansas City, Missouri. The odds-on favorite, New Orleans, placed sixth; New York came in at a disappointing 95th, though Big Apple residents can take solace in the fact that the methodology screwed them since the only people in town driving drunk are likely the cabbies, who are experts at the practice. (Also slighted: Gate D at the Meadowlands, which sadly does not count as its own geographic entity).
The Mile High city most recently held the top prize in 2004. The rankings mavens at Forbes, though, may take issue. In 2006, the mag named Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the nation’s most sloshed, followed by Minneapolis, Minnesota; Columbus, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; and Austin, Texas.