CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's switch from minibottles to regular-sized liquor bottles hasn't led to a decrease in drunken driving.
An analysis published Sunday by The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/ZBI53b) also notes that the change hasn't led to any increase in funding for alcohol treatment.
Instead, South Carolina has been tapping its general revenue fund for more than $1 million yearly since free-pour liquor drinks became legal in 2006. The paper says that move has made up for lost taxes to support a network of alcohol and drug treatment agencies.
And the average number of drunk drivers involved in fatal South Carolina accidents has gone up in the years after free-pour became legal.