Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2004 and 2005

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2004 and 2005

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2004 2005
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,154 394 34 1,131 382 34
Alaska 101 30 30 72 31 43
Arizona 1,150 376 33 1,177 434 37
Arkansas 704 236 34 648 208 32
California 4,120 1,367 33 4,329 1,466 34
Colorado 665 225 34 606 213 35
Connecticut 291 112 38 274 101 37
Delaware 134 48 36 134 59 44
District of Columbia 43 12 28 48 21 44
Florida 3,244 1,053 32 3,543 1,271 36
Georgia 1,634 450 28 1,729 463 27
Hawaii 142 52 37 140 58 42
Idaho 260 81 31 275 85 31
Illinois 1,356 517 38 1,361 477 35
Indiana 947 254 27 938 273 29
Iowa 390 91 23 450 102 23
Kansas 461 121 26 428 122 28
Kentucky 964 269 28 985 267 27
Louisiana 904 345 38 955 347 36
Maine 194 58 30 169 50 30
Maryland 643 231 36 614 191 31
Massachusetts 476 181 38 442 150 34
Michigan 1,159 367 32 1,129 363 32
Minnesota 567 170 30 559 176 31
Mississippi 900 317 35 931 331 36
Missouri 1,130 388 34 1,257 434 35
Montana 229 100 44 251 112 45
Nebraska 254 78 31 276 78 28
Nevada 395 133 34 427 143 33
New Hampshire 171 51 30 166 55 33
New Jersey 731 227 31 748 217 29
New Mexico 521 185 36 488 172 35
New York 1,493 494 33 1,429 434 30
North Carolina 1,557 496 32 1,534 484 32
North Dakota 100 35 35 123 46 37
Ohio 1,286 418 33 1,323 409 31
Oklahoma 774 245 32 802 249 31
Oregon 456 159 35 488 139 28
Pennsylvania 1,490 541 36 1,616 559 35
Rhode Island 83 41 49 87 34 39
South Carolina 1,046 413 39 1,093 396 36
South Dakota 197 76 39 186 76 41
Tennessee 1,288 454 35 1,270 397 31
Texas 3,583 1,417 40 3,504 1,371 39
Utah 296 70 24 282 35 12
Vermont 98 20 20 73 28 38
Virginia 925 307 33 947 284 30
Washington 563 223 40 647 253 39
West Virginia 411 114 28 374 116 31
Wisconsin 792 318 40 815 328 40
Wyoming 164 54 33 170 56 33
United States, total 42,636 14,409 34 43,443 14,539 33

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2005: Alcohol, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/availinf.html as of Nov. 30, 2006; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-based Encyclopedia, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of Nov. 30, 2006.