Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2005 and 2006

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2005 and 2006

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2005 2006
Total fatalitiesR Fatalities involving high blood alcohol PercentR Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,148 382 33 1,208 416 34
Alaska 73 31 42 74 20 27
Arizona 1,179 434 37 1,288 484 38
Arkansas 654 208 32 665 203 31
California 4,333 1,466 34 4,236 1,506 36
Colorado 606 213 35 535 192 36
Connecticut 278 101 36 301 117 39
Delaware 133 59 44 148 51 34
District of Columbia 48 21 44 37 16 43
Florida 3,518 1,271 36 3,374 1,215 36
Georgia 1,729 463 27 1,693 524 31
Hawaii 140 58 41 161 71 44
Idaho 275 85 31 267 88 33
Illinois 1,363 477 35 1,254 492 39
Indiana 938 273 29 899 275 31
Iowa 450 102 23 439 128 29
Kansas 428 122 29 468 143 31
Kentucky 985 267 27 913 236 26
Louisiana 963 347 36 982 415 42
Maine 169 50 30 188 55 29
Maryland 614 191 31 651 223 34
Massachusetts 441 150 34 430 153 36
Michigan 1,129 363 32 1,085 382 35
Minnesota 559 176 31 494 159 32
Mississippi 931 331 36 911 337 37
Missouri 1,257 434 35 1,096 409 37
Montana 251 112 45 263 114 43
Nebraska 276 78 28 269 74 28
Nevada 427 143 33 432 160 37
New Hampshire 166 55 33 127 48 38
New Jersey 747 217 29 772 270 35
New Mexico 488 172 35 484 165 34
New York 1,434 434 30 1,456 463 32
North Carolina 1,547 484 31 1,559 482 31
North Dakota 123 46 37 111 44 40
Ohio 1,321 409 31 1,238 409 33
Oklahoma 803 249 31 765 221 29
Oregon 487 139 29 477 163 34
Pennsylvania 1,616 559 35 1,525 530 35
Rhode Island 87 34 39 81 33 41
South Carolina 1,094 396 36 1,037 463 45
South Dakota 186 76 41 191 70 37
Tennessee 1,270 397 31 1,287 439 34
Texas 3,536 1,371 39 3,475 1,487 43
Utah 282 35 12 287 59 21
Vermont 73 28 38 87 26 30
Virginia 947 284 30 963 327 34
Washington 649 253 39 630 247 39
West Virginia 374 116 31 410 133 32
Wisconsin 815 328 40 724 319 44
Wyoming 170 56 33 195 69 35
United States, total 43,510 14,539 33 42,642 15,121 35

KEY: R = revised

NOTE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates the proportion of fatalities with a high Blood Alcohol Concentration for cases in which alcohol test results are unknown. The sum of individual state fatalities with a high BAC may therefore not add to the U.S. total due to rounding of these estimates.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2005: States, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/TSF2005.PDF as of Dec. 10, 2007; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2006 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2007, available at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/nhtsa_static_file_downloader.jsp?file=/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/NCSA/Content/TSF/TSF2006EE.pdf as of Dec. 10, 2007.