Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2003 and 2004

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2003 and 2004

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2003 2004
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,004 361 36 1,154 394 34
Alaska 98 33 34 101 30 30
Arizona 1,118 411 37 1,150 376 33
Arkansas 640 201 31 704 236 34
California 4,224 1,377 33 4,120 1,367 33
Colorado 642 228 36 665 225 34
Connecticut 298 119 40 291 112 38
Delaware 142 51 36 134 48 36
District of Columbia 67 31 46 43 12 28
Florida 3,169 1,101 35 3,244 1,053 32
Georgia 1,603 416 26 1,634 450 28
Hawaii 133 52 39 142 52 37
Idaho 293 89 30 260 81 31
Illinois 1,454 540 37 1,356 517 38
Indiana 833 223 27 947 254 27
Iowa 443 119 27 390 91 23
Kansas 469 172 37 461 121 26
Kentucky 928 242 26 964 269 28
Louisiana 940 370 39 904 345 38
Maine 207 69 33 194 58 30
Maryland 650 215 33 643 231 36
Massachusetts 462 172 37 476 181 38
Michigan 1,283 396 31 1,159 367 32
Minnesota 655 223 34 567 170 30
Mississippi 872 291 33 900 317 35
Missouri 1,232 414 34 1,130 388 34
Montana 262 108 41 229 100 44
Nebraska 293 99 34 254 78 31
Nevada 368 156 42 395 133 34
New Hampshire 127 42 33 171 51 30
New Jersey 733 238 32 731 227 31
New Mexico 439 176 40 521 185 36
New York 1,493 470 31 1,493 494 33
North Carolina 1,553 452 29 1,557 496 32
North Dakota 105 46 44 100 35 35
Ohio 1,274 401 31 1,286 418 33
Oklahoma 671 223 33 774 245 32
Oregon 512 176 34 456 159 35
Pennsylvania 1,577 541 34 1,490 541 36
Rhode Island 104 54 52 83 41 49
South Carolina 969 426 44 1,046 413 39
South Dakota 203 89 44 197 76 39
Tennessee 1,193 398 33 1,288 454 35
Texas 3,821 1,551 41 3,583 1,417 40
Utah 309 39 13 296 70 24
Vermont 69 21 30 98 20 20
Virginia 943 311 33 925 307 33
Washington 600 226 38 563 223 40
West Virginia 394 126 32 411 114 28
Wisconsin 848 342 40 792 318 40
Wyoming 165 50 30 164 54 33
United States, total 42,884 14,678 34 42,636 14,409 34

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2004: Alcohol, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/availinf.html as of Nov. 4, 2005; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-based Encyclopedia, available at http://www-fars.nthsa.dot.gov as of Nov. 4, 2005.