Colorado Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
668
422
63
374
56
1983
646
418
65
356
55
1984
608
374
61
315
52
1985
579
316
55
279
48
1986
603
360
60
308
51
1987
591
291
49
249
42
1988
497
227
46
195
39
1989
527
247
47
222
42
1990
544
260
48
216
40
1991
543
280
51
245
45
1992
522
263
50
225
43
1993
559
235
42
210
38
1994
586
282
48
237
40
1995
645
304
47
257
40
1996
617
252
41
218
35
1997
613
229
37
197
32
1998
628
244
39
214
34
1999
626
229
37
194
31
2000
681
268
39
225
33
2001
741
328
44
281
38
2002
743
314
42
276
37
2003
632
246
39
221
35
2004
665
259
39
225
34
2005
606
244
40
213
35
2006
533
207
39
177
33
2007
554
199
36
170
31
2008
548
202
37
173
32
2009
465
178
38
158
34
2010
448
142
32
127
28
2011
447
173
39
161
36

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for Colorado, 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 Colorado 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 Colorado

In Colorado, DUI and impaired offenses are misdemeanors, injury-related DUI offenses are class 4 felonies - Citation: ??18-1.3-401 & 18-3-205 (2)

Sources for Colorado 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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