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Alcohol-Related Fatalities

As most of us know drinking and driving is bad.  Almost, if not more than 1 out of every 3 fatality type accidents involved someone under the influence.  This is why every one and their mother says "Don't drink and drive.".  It's a good way to die.

Over the past couple of years fatalities have been dropping slightly since its record high of 17,525 in 2002.

Statistics for Each State

NHTSA recently released the break down by State for Alcohol related fatalities for 2004.

Fatalities that occur in a crash involving at least one driver, pedestrian, or pedalcyclist with a BAC of .01 or above.

State

2004

Total

Alcohol
Related

BAC=.08+

Alabama

1,154

442

38%

394

34%

Alaska

101

31

31%

30

30%

Arizona

1,150

435

38%

376

33%

Arkansas

704

276

39%

236

33%

California

4,120

1,643

40%

1,367

33%

Colorado

665

259

39%

225

34%

Connecticut

291

127

44%

112

38%

Delaware

134

51

38%

48

36%

Dist of Columbia

43

18

41%

12

28%

Florida

3,244

1,222

38%

1,053

32%

Georgia

1,634

525

32%

450

28%

Hawaii

142

65

46%

52

37%

Idaho

260

93

36%

81

31%

Illinois

1,356

604

45%

517

38%

Indiana

947

299

32%

254

27%

Iowa

390

110

28%

91

23%

Kansas

461

148

32%

121

26%

Kentucky

964

308

32%

269

28%

Louisiana

904

414

46%

345

38%

Maine

194

70

36%

58

30%

Maryland

643

286

45%

231

36%

Massachusetts

476

203

43%

181

38%

Michigan

1,159

430

37%

367

32%

Minnesota

567

184

32%

170

30%

Mississippi

900

341

38%

317

35%

Missouri

1,130

449

40%

388

34%

Montana

229

106

46%

100

43%

Nebraska

254

92

36%

78

31%

Nevada

395

152

39%

133

34%

New Hampshire

171

59

35%

51

30%

New Jersey

731

270

37%

227

31%

New Mexico

521

211

40%

185

36%

New York

1,493

587

39%

494

33%

North Carolina

1,557

553

35%

496

32%

North Dakota

100

39

39%

35

35%

Ohio

1,286

492

38%

418

32%

Oklahoma

774

278

36%

245

32%

Oregon

456

199

44%

159

35%

Pennsylvania

1,490

614

41%

541

36%

Rhode Island

83

42

50%

41

49%

South Carolina

1,046

464

44%

413

39%

South Dakota

197

86

44%

76

39%

Tennessee

1,288

519

40%

454

35%

Texas

3,583

1,642

46%

1,417

40%

Utah

296

72

24%

70

24%

Vermont

98

32

32%

20

20%

Virginia

925

359

39%

307

33%

Washington

563

246

44%

223

40%

West Virginia

411

136

33%

114

28%

Wisconsin

792

358

45%

318

40%

Wyoming

164

59

36%

54

33%

National

42,636

16,694

39%

14,409

34%

Puerto Rico

494

248

50%

221

45%

Information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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