Oregon Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
518
322
62
288
56
1983
550
325
59
279
51
1984
572
328
57
282
49
1985
559
308
55
271
48
1986
619
302
49
257
41
1987
619
286
46
238
38
1988
677
325
48
278
41
1989
626
284
45
243
39
1990
579
285
49
237
41
1991
482
235
49
201
42
1992
471
210
45
174
37
1993
523
220
42
176
34
1994
494
201
41
174
35
1995
574
240
42
196
34
1996
526
221
42
179
34
1997
524
231
44
190
36
1998
538
233
43
193
36
1999
414
172
42
156
38
2000
451
186
41
146
32
2001
488
187
38
152
31
2002
436
180
41
153
35
2003
512
207
40
175
34
2004
456
199
44
159
35
2005
488
177
36
139
29
2006
477
177
37
148
31
2007
455
181
40
150
33
2008
416
159
38
136
33
2009
377
141
37
115
30
2010
317
91
29
71
22
2011
331
116
35
97
29
2012
336
103
31
86
26
2013
313
122
39
105
33
2014
357
125
35
100
28

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for the Oregon, 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 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."

The fatality rates shown above refer to the number of people killed in all traffic accidents and, separately, in alcohol related traffic accidents, per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

Criminal status of DUI laws in Oregon

In Oregon, 1st , 2nd and 3rd offenses are class A misdemeanors, 4th and subsequent offenses are class C felonies. Citation:??813.010(4) & (5), 161.605(3) & 161.615(1) (2)

Sources for Oregon 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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