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2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Connecticut National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 115 10,511
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 39.1 28.8
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 7 980
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 33.3 24.0
2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 3.2 3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 0.8 1.1
2009-2018 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop 18.2 -8.4
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -41.4 -28.3
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 63.8 70.0
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 33.3 25.4
BAC .15+ 33.3 74.6
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2017-2018) 26.2 19.3
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2017-2018) 16.6 11.7
2018 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 18 3,468
Total: Driving under the influence 7,484 1,001,329
Under 18: Liquor laws 18 18,263
Total: Liquor laws 96 173,152
Under 18: Drunkenness 0 2,263
Total: Drunkenness 11 328,772

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 11/2019

*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: 2018 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 the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2018 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 2018 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 penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 51-100 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 No enhanced penalties for high-BAC
Felony DUI Third offense
Good Samaritan Good Samaritan law enacted
Habitual Offender Designation No Habitual Offender Law
Cannabis Drug-Impaired Driving Laws No cannabis-specific drugged driving law
Open Container - Alcohol Does not meet Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints Permitted
Ignition Interlocks Mandatory all offender
Oral Fluid Testing Oral fluid testing authorized
No Refusal Programs Lacks authorization
False Identification - Point-of-Sale Policies Distinctive License & No Seizure Law
False Identification - Sanctions Judicial license suspension/revocation
Top Detected Drug Category by State (2019) Stimulants
2019 Legislative Activity Active
DUID Affirmative Defense No affirmative defense
Electronic Warrants (E-warrants) Authorization No Formal Authorization
Alcohol Per Se Laws .08 BAC
DUI Courts - Standalone No DUI Courts
Open Container - Cannabis No cannabis open container law
Cannabis Laws (2020) Medical Cannabis & Decriminalized
Monitoring/Multi Track Courts no

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