Virginia Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
881
493
56
438
50
1983
901
518
57
462
51
1984
1,013
572
56
504
50
1985
976
496
51
433
44
1986
1,126
606
54
513
46
1987
1,021
527
52
452
44
1988
1,072
501
47
427
40
1989
1,004
466
46
403
40
1990
1,079
540
50
460
43
1991
948
430
45
381
40
1992
839
373
44
325
39
1993
879
398
45
341
39
1994
930
385
41
340
37
1995
900
373
41
315
35
1996
877
353
40
307
35
1997
984
398
40
339
34
1998
935
359
38
303
32
1999
878
337
38
280
32
2000
929
360
39
303
33
2001
935
339
36
289
31
2002
914
379
41
327
36
2003
943
364
39
309
33
2004
925
359
39
307
33
2005
947
347
37
284
30
2006
961
347
36
300
31
2007
1,027
397
39
332
32
2008
824
365
44
294
36
2009
757
278
37
243
32
2010
740
253
34
211
29
2011
764
274
36
224
29
2012
777
255
33
211
27

The table above shows the total number of traffic fatalities (Tot) for the Virginia, 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 Virginia 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 total number of people killed in all traffic accidents and, separately, in alcohol related traffic accidents, per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Criminal status of DUI laws in Virginia

In Virginia, 1st DUI offense and 2nd offenses within 10 years are class 1 misdemeanors, 3rd offense within 10 years is a class 6 felony. Citation:??18.2-10(f), 18.2-11(a) & 18.2-270 (2)

Sources for Virginia 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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