Illinois Drunk Driving Statistics


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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
1,651
1,014
61
879
53
1983
1,526
909
60
817
54
1984
1,547
892
58
780
50
1985
1,534
835
54
723
47
1986
1,596
869
54
748
47
1987
1,654
843
51
742
45
1988
1,837
939
51
812
44
1989
1,748
898
51
779
45
1990
1,589
826
52
707
44
1991
1,448
736
51
629
43
1992
1,384
680
49
575
42
1993
1,392
638
46
557
40
1994
1,554
687
44
600
39
1995
1,586
700
44
614
39
1996
1,477
678
46
590
40
1997
1,397
597
43
505
36
1998
1,393
619
44
525
38
1999
1,456
646
44
543
37
2000
1,418
628
44
536
38
2001
1,414
623
44
537
38
2002
1,420
653
46
556
39
2003
1,453
639
44
539
37
2004
1,356
604
45
517
38
2005
1,361
580
43
477
35
2006
1,254
540
43
444
35
2007
1,249
507
41
434
35
2008
1,043
434
42
362
35
2009
911
381
42
319
35
2010
927
366
40
298
32
2011
918
323
35
278
30
2012
956
393
41
321
34
2013
991
389
39
322
32
2014
924
369
40
317
34

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

In Illinois, 1st and 2nd offenses are class A misdemeanors, 3rd and subsequent offenses are class 4 felonies. Citation:625 ILCS 5/11-501 and 730 ILCS 5/5-8-1(a)(7) & 5-8-3 (a)(1) (2)

Sources for Illinois 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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