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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 Mandatory all offender
Alaska Mandatory all offender
Arizona Mandatory all offender
Arkansas Mandatory all offender
California Discretionary
Colorado Incentivized first offender and mandatory high-BAC/repeat
Connecticut Mandatory all offender
Delaware Mandatory all offender
District of Columbia Mandatory all offender
Florida Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
Georgia Incentivized first offender and mandatory repeat
Hawaii Mandatory all offender
Idaho Mandatory all offender
Illinois Mandatory all offender
Indiana Discretionary
Iowa Mandatory all offender
Kansas Mandatory all offender
Kentucky Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
Louisiana Mandatory all offender
Maine Incentivized all offender (not mandatory)
Maryland Mandatory all offender
Massachusetts Mandatory repeat offender
Michigan Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
MInnesota Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
Mississippi Mandatory all offender
Missouri Mandatory all offender
Montana Discretionary
Nebraska Mandatory all offender
Nevada Mandatory all offender
New Hampshire Mandatory all offender
New Jersey Mandatory all offender
New Mexico Mandatory all offender
New York Mandatory all offender
North Carolina Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
North Dakota Discretionary
Ohio Incentivized first offender and mandatory repeat
Oklahoma Incentivized first offender and mandatory high-BAC/repeat
Oregon Mandatory all offender
Pennsylvania Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
Rhode Island Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
South Carolina Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
South Dakota Discretionary
Tennessee Mandatory all offender
Texas Mandatory all offender
Utah Mandatory all offender
Vermont Mandatory all offender
Virginia Mandatory all offender
Washington Mandatory all offender
West Virginia Mandatory all offender
Wisconsin Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender
Wyoming Mandatory high-BAC and repeat offender

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