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2017 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Texas National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 1,468 10,874
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 39.4 29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 173 1,064
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 35.0 24.0
2017 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 5.2 3.4
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 2.0 1.2
2008-2017 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop 12.1 -7.1
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -7.5 -28.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 68.9 70.1
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 23.3 25.4
BAC .15+ 76.7 74.6
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2016-2017) 17.0 19.5
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2016-2017) 9.5 12.0
2017 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 419 5,135
Total: Driving under the influence 64,784 1,017,808
Under 18: Liquor laws 1,187 29,073
Total: Liquor laws 8,775 234,899
Under 18: Drunkenness 783 3,805
Total: Drunkenness 62,434 376,433

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 Law State Law Detail
24/7 Programs No 24/7 legislation
Administrative License Suspension/Revocation ALS/ALR law enacted
BAC Test Refusal Administrative penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 351-500 DREs
DUI Child Endangerment Laws Enhanced penalties
DUI Look-back Periods Lifetime
DUID Zero Tolerance and Per Se Laws Impairment-based statute only
Oral Fluids no law, no program
Enhanced Penalties for High-BAC 0.15
Felony DUI Third offense
Good Samaritan Good Samaritan law enacted
Habitual Offender Designation No Habitual Offender Law
Marijuana Drug-Impaired Driving Laws No marijuana-specific drugged driving law
Open Container - Alcohol In compliance with Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints Prohibited
DUI Courts - Standalone 16-20 DUI Courts
DUI Courts - Hybrid 11-20 Hybrid Courts
Open Container - Marijuana No marijuana open container law
DUID Affirmative Defense No affirmative defense
Ignition Interlocks Mandatory all offender
Top Detected Drug Category by State (2017) Depressants

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