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Metro is seeing an uptick in the number of accidents in their stations

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WASHINGTON, DC - Metro says this holiday season they're seeing an uptick in the number of pedestrian incidents and accidents in their stations due to intoxication. the latest incident happened just last night when a rider fell off a wall and was taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries.

This begs the question - can you be too drunk to ride metro? Many riders think so and Metro cameras have caught some startling incidents in recent weeks.

Just before 2am Sunday an adult male leaned against a wall at the L'enfant plaza metro station and fell right over it - straight into the light grates. Metro says his blood alcohol level was three times the legal driving limit.

"He was transported to hospital. We received late word this afternoon he was released which is good news but it serves as a reminder there is such a thing as being too drunk to ride Metro," says Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel.

Metro says this is the second person injured in a metrorail station this week - the 7th since October where intoxication is the primary factor.

Just before 2 am on November 10 at the Clarendon station, an adult male sat on an escalator handrail, lost his balance and fell about 20 feet behind a wall. November 23 at the Stadium Armory station, a woman staggered to the edge of the platform and fell over it onto the track bed. Bystanders helped her to safety. And early December 7th at the Archives station - a man lost his balance on the escalator and fell right over the side.

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