New York Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
2,162
1,131
52
977
45
1983
2,077
1,019
49
899
43
1984
2,060
1,023
50
865
42
1985
2,006
966
48
808
40
1986
2,121
979
46
803
38
1987
2,339
1,081
46
875
37
1988
2,256
946
42
770
34
1989
2,260
924
41
778
34
1990
2,217
952
43
802
36
1991
2,008
787
39
691
34
1992
1,815
676
37
559
31
1993
1,790
650
36
542
30
1994
1,678
560
33
471
28
1995
1,679
577
34
482
29
1996
1,593
557
35
470
29
1997
1,652
512
31
423
26
1998
1,514
451
30
333
22
1999
1,599
483
30
399
25
2000
1,460
476
33
382
26
2001
1,564
505
32
412
26
2002
1,530
482
31
403
26
2003
1,491
529
35
458
31
2004
1,493
587
39
494
33
2005
1,429
524
37
434
30
2006
1,454
483
33
397
27
2007
1333
473
35
384
29
2008
1,231
409
33
341
28
2009
1,156
388
34
321
28
2010
1,200
428
36
364
30
2011
1,169
387
33
315
27
2012
1168
422
36
344
29
2013
1199
442
37
364
30
2014
1039
379
36
317
30

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for the New York, 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 New York 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 bicyclist) involved in the crash has a positive Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) value."

Criminal status of DUI laws in New York

In New York, impaired offenses: 1st offense is a traffic infraction, 2nd and subsequent offenses are misdemeanors. Per se offenses: 1st offense is a misdemeanor, 2nd offense within 10 years is a class E felony, 3rd offense within 10 years is a class D felony . Citation:V&T Law ??1192 & 1193(1)(c) (2)

Sources for New York drunk driving information and statistics

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

National drunk driving statistics in the US

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