Washington DC Drunk Driving Statistics


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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
35
21
61
17
49
1983
66
39
59
35
53
1984
64
37
58
37
58
1985
60
32
53
30
50
1986
44
16
35
13
29
1987
53
26
49
19
35
1988
61
26
42
22
36
1989
72
33
46
28
39
1990
48
33
68
24
50
1991
63
24
37
20
32
1992
50
23
46
20
39
1993
57
24
41
20
35
1994
69
33
48
30
43
1995
58
31
53
28
49
1996
62
32
51
29
46
1997
60
34
57
31
52
1998
54
31
57
25
47
1999
41
23
57
20
49
2000
48
20
42
18
37
2001
68
34
50
27
40
2002
47
24
51
22
48
2003
67
34
50
29
44
2004
43
18
41
12
28
2005
48
26
55
21
44
2006
37
14
36
12
32
2007
44
18
41
15
35
2008
34
13
39
9
26
2009
29
12
41
10
35
2010
24
9
35
5
20
2011
27
13
50
8
30
2012
15
5
32
4
27

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for the District of Columbia, 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC

In Washington DC, DUI offenses are not classified. (2)

Sources for Washington DC 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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