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Published October 26, 2011, 10:32 AM

Towns see crime, carousing surge amid gas boom

DUI, assaults spike in heart of western ND oil patch TOWANDA, Pa. — In a modern-day echo of the raucous Old West, small towns enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a sharp increase in drunken driving, bar fights and other hell-raising, blamed largely on an influx of young men who find themselves with lots of money in their pockets and nothing to do after they get off work.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

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