Wyoming Drunk Driving Statistics

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Year
Fatalities
Tot
Alc-Rel
%
0.08+
%
1982
201
118
59
105
52
1983
173
98
57
87
50
1984
157
88
56
76
48
1985
152
83
54
63
42
1986
168
92
55
83
49
1987
129
72
56
61
47
1988
155
79
51
72
46
1989
127
60
47
53
41
1990
125
77
62
68
54
1991
122
56
46
52
43
1992
118
67
57
58
49
1993
120
50
42
47
39
1994
144
72
50
66
46
1995
170
85
50
76
45
1996
143
59
42
43
30
1997
137
44
32
40
29
1998
154
71
46
60
39
1999
189
71
38
63
33
2000
152
49
32
44
29
2001
186
82
44
71
38
2002
176
67
38
60
34
2003
165
62
38
50
30
2004
164
59
36
54
33
2005
170
65
38
56
33
2006
195
78
40
67
35
2007
150
55
37
49
33
2008
159
75
47
67
42
2009
134
54
40
47
35
2010
155
59
38
54
35
2011
135
41
31
38
28
2012
123
42
34
40
32
2013
87
29
33
25
29
2014
150
53
36
48
32

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

All 50 states in the US now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. The first (and original) offense is known either as driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI), or operating [a motor vehicle] while intoxicated/impaired (OWI). This is based upon a police officer's observations (driving behavior, slurred speech, the results of a roadside sobriety test, etc.)

The second offense is called "illegal per se", which is driving with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. Since 2002 it has been illegal in all 50 states to drive with a BAC that is 0.08% or higher.

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.

Criminal status of DUI laws in Wyoming

In Wyoming, non-injury DUI offenses are misdemeanors, 1st injury-related DUI offense is a misdemeanor, 2nd or subsequent offenses are felonies. Citation:??6-10-101 & 31-5-233(e), (g) & (h) (2)

Sources for Wyoming 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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