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SELECT A STATE from the National Totals dropdown menu to view statistics about impaired driving and underage drinking.

SELECT A LAW to view the details of each state’s impaired driving and underage drinking laws.

See how your state measures up to the rest of the country!

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 (https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-prevalence-estimates)

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

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