The war of the sexes has women closing in on men in a not-so-flattering category: drunken driving.

According to the federal government and lawyers who defend driving-under-the-influence cases, the courts are witnessing a rise in drunken driving cases involving women. Over the last decade, FBI statistics say, the absolute number of women arrested for drunken driving jumped nearly 30 percent. Over the same decade, DUI arrests of men decreased by 7.5 percent, although men arrested for drunken driving still outnumber women four to one.

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