We kick off a new series called "Central." We’ll be road tripping up Central Avenue, from South Mountain to North Mountain over the next few weeks.
CDC: Teen drinking and driving down more than 50 percent since 1991
New numbers show Arizona teens drink and drive at approximately the same rate as their counterparts around the country. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the percentage of teenagers who drink and drive dropped more than 50 percent between 1991 and last year. In 2011, 10.7 percent of Arizona high school students reported getting behind the wheel after drinking -- that was slightly higher than the national median of 10.1 percent. Teens in North Dakota had the highest percentage of drinking and driving. Texas and Montana’s rates were also above the national median. Teenagers in Utah had the lowest percentages.