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2019 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data California National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 949 10,142
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 26.3 28.1
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 88 906
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 25.8 23.3
2019 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 2.4 3.1
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.1 1.1
2010-2019 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop 15.8 -5.7
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop 28.3 -14.5
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 70.3 70.7
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 28.4 25.1
BAC .15+ 72.7 74.7
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2018-2019) 17.6 18.7
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2018-2019) 10.4 11.2
2019 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 464 3,092
Total: Driving under the influence 120,262 1,024,508
Under 18: Liquor laws 838 15,508
Total: Liquor laws 5,363 175,548
Under 18: Drunkenness 456 2,076
Total: Drunkenness 53,788 316,032

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 1/2021

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 12/2019 (

Arrest Data Source: 2019 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 29, 32 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 Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2019 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 2019 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 Law State Law Detail
24/7 Programs No 24/7 legislation
Administrative License Suspension/Revocation ALS/ALR law enacted
Test Refusal Administrative and criminal penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 500+ DREs
DUI Child Endangerment Laws Enhanced penalties
DUI Look-back Periods Ten years
DUID Zero Tolerance and Per Se Laws Impairment-based statute only
Enhanced Penalties for High-BAC 0.15
Felony DUI Fourth offense
Good Samaritan Good Samaritan law enacted
Habitual Offender Designation Habitual Offender Law Enacted
Cannabis Drug-Impaired Driving Laws No cannabis-specific drugged driving law
Open Container - Alcohol In compliance with Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints Permitted
Oral Fluid Testing Oral fluid testing authorized
No Refusal Programs Has legal authority to implement No Refusal program
False Identification - Point-of-Sale Policies Distinctive License & Seizure Law
False Identification - Sanctions Judicial license suspension/revocation
DUID Affirmative Defense Special circumstances
Top Detected Drug Category by State (2022) Stimulants
Cannabis Laws (2023) Decriminalized
Electronic Warrants (E-warrants) Authorization Legislation
Ignition Interlocks Discretionary
Alcohol Per Se Laws .08 BAC
DUI Courts - Standalone 21-25 DUI Courts
Open Container - Cannabis Cannabis-specific open container law
Monitoring/Multi Track Courts Has Monitoring/Multi Track Courts

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