Arizona Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
724
422
58
376
52
1983
675
388
57
350
52
1984
869
473
54
418
48
1985
893
502
56
444
50
1986
1007
582
58
511
51
1987
939
532
57
462
49
1988
944
488
52
439
47
1989
879
443
50
390
44
1990
869
434
50
398
46
1991
816
429
53
390
48
1992
809
403
50
359
44
1993
801
400
50
355
44
1994
904
410
45
360
40
1995
1035
478
46
410
40
1996
994
442
45
386
39
1997
951
451
47
405
43
1998
980
444
45
377
39
1999
1024
424
41
371
36
2000
1036
469
45
407
39
2001
1051
487
46
425
40
2002
1132
489
43
428
38
2003
1120
470
42
408
36
2004
1150
435
38
376
33
2005
1,177
492
42
434
37
2006
1,280
502
39
409
32
2007
1066
396
37
336
32
2008
937
329
35
266
28
2009
807
260
32
219
27
2010
762
231
30
194
25
2011
825
263
32
215
26
2012
825
268
32
227
28

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for Arizona, alcohol related fatalities (Alc-Rel) and fatalities in crashes where the highest BAC in the crash was 0.08 or above (0.08+).

It is important to note that the Arizona drunk driving statistics, as shown above, include data from individuals who were in an alcohol-related crash, but not driving a motor vehicle at the time. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines alcohol-related deaths as "fatalities that occur in crashes where at least one driver or non-occupant (pedestrian or pedalcyclist) involved in the crash has a positive Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) value."

Criminal status of DUI laws in Arizona

In Arizona, 1st and 2nd offenses are class 1 misdemeanors 3rd or subsequent offenses are class 4 felonies - Citation: ??13-604, 13-701, 13-707, 13-801, 13-802, 28-1382 & 28-1383 (2)

Sources for Arizona drunk driving information and statistics

US Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 12/02
(2) National Conference of State Legislatures, 2004

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