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State Law: 24/7 Programs
  • Statewide program
  • Pilot program implemented
  • Pilot program authorized
  • No 24/7 legislation

Under the 24/7 program model, repeat DUI offenders are required to maintain sobriety as a condition of remaining in the community and avoiding incarceration. Participants are tested twice-daily for alcohol through scheduled onsite breath tests or with a continuous alcohol monitoring device. If an offender tests positive for alcohol or drugs, they are taken into custody and appear before a judge within 24 hours. The program is designed to hold offenders accountable through swift, certain, and meaningful sanctions with the ultimate goal of long-term behavior change.

As of 2016, three states (MT, ND, and SD) have implemented 24/7 statewide while others have established pilot programs at the county level (AK, FL, NE, and WA). Several states have passed legislation authorizing pilot programs but they have yet to be implemented (ID, WI, and WY).

To learn more about 24/7 programs, refer to our policy position or access a summary of state statutes.

To submit a law update, please contact out Director of Traffic Safety at [email protected]

National Total

2017 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 10,874
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 1,064
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 24.0
2017 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 3.4
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.2
2008-2017 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -7.1
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -28.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 70.1
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 25.4
BAC .15+ 74.6
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2016-2017) 19.5
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2016-2017) 12.0
2017 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 5,135
Total: Driving under the influence 1,017,808
Under 18: Liquor laws 29,073
Total: Liquor laws 234,899
Under 18: Drunkenness 3,805
Total: Drunkenness 376,433

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 10/2018

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 12/2018 (

Arrest Data Source: 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 29 and 69)

**Drunkenness is not considered a crime in some states; therefore, the figures may vary widely from state to state

Limited, incomplete, or no data were reported by the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2017 Uniform Crime Report. Data should be used with caution and should not be compared to other states or previous year data.

Note: Because the number of agencies submitting arrest data varies from year to year, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between 2017 arrest totals and those published in previous years' editions of Crime in the United States. Further, arrest figures may vary widely from state to state because some Part II crimes of the Uniform Crime Report are not considered crimes in some states.

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For a comprehensive report on 2017 (latest available) State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America, click here.

State State Law
Alabama No 24/7 legislation
Alaska Pilot program implemented
Arizona No 24/7 legislation
Arkansas No 24/7 legislation
California No 24/7 legislation
Colorado No 24/7 legislation
Connecticut No 24/7 legislation
Delaware No 24/7 legislation
District of Columbia No 24/7 legislation
Florida Pilot program implemented
Georgia No 24/7 legislation
Hawaii No 24/7 legislation
Idaho Pilot program authorized
Illinois No 24/7 legislation
Indiana No 24/7 legislation
Iowa No 24/7 legislation
Kansas No 24/7 legislation
Kentucky No 24/7 legislation
Louisiana No 24/7 legislation
Maine No 24/7 legislation
Maryland No 24/7 legislation
Massachusetts No 24/7 legislation
Michigan No 24/7 legislation
Minnesota No 24/7 legislation
Mississippi No 24/7 legislation
Missouri No 24/7 legislation
Montana Statewide program
Nebraska Pilot program implemented
Nevada No 24/7 legislation
New Hampshire No 24/7 legislation
New Jersey No 24/7 legislation
New Mexico No 24/7 legislation
New York No 24/7 legislation
North Carolina No 24/7 legislation
North Dakota Statewide program
Ohio No 24/7 legislation
Oklahoma No 24/7 legislation
Oregon No 24/7 legislation
Pennsylvania No 24/7 legislation
Rhode Island No 24/7 legislation
South Carolina No 24/7 legislation
South Dakota Statewide program
Tennessee No 24/7 legislation
Texas No 24/7 legislation
Utah No 24/7 legislation
Vermont No 24/7 legislation
Virginia No 24/7 legislation
Washington Pilot program implemented
West Virginia No 24/7 legislation
Wisconsin Pilot program authorized
Wyoming Pilot program authorized

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