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2019 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data North Dakota National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 41 10,142
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 41 28.1
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 3 906
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 30 23.3
2019 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 5.4 3.1
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 0.5 1.1
2010-2019 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -21.2 -5.7
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -78.3 -14.5
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 78.1 70.7
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 0 25.1
BAC .15+ 100 74.7
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2018-2019) 25.8 18.7
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2018-2019) 18.5 11.2
2019 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 23 3,092
Total: Driving under the influence 4,827 1,024,508
Under 18: Liquor laws 410 15,508
Total: Liquor laws 2,474 175,548
Under 18: Drunkenness 0 2,076
Total: Drunkenness 230 316,032

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 (https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/comparison-between-2018-2019--nsduh-state-prevalence-estimates)

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 Statewide program
Administrative License Suspension/Revocation ALS/ALR law enacted
Test Refusal Administrative and criminal penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 16-50 DREs
DUI Child Endangerment Laws Enhanced penalties
DUI Look-back Periods Five years
DUID Zero Tolerance and Per Se Laws Impairment-based statute only
Enhanced Penalties for High-BAC 0.18
Felony DUI Fourth 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 In compliance with Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints Permitted
Ignition Interlocks Discretionary
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 No license suspension
Top Detected Drug Category by State (2019) Cannabis
2019 Legislative Activity Active
DUID Affirmative Defense Affirmative defense
Electronic Warrants (E-warrants) Authorization Court Rule/Order
Alcohol Per Se Laws .08 BAC
DUI Courts - Standalone 1-5 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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