Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2007 and 2008

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2007 and 2008

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2007 2008
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,110 389 35.0 966 315 32.6
Alaska 84 30 35.7 62 21 33.9
Arizona 1,066 336 31.5 937 266 28.4
Arkansas 650 182 28.0 600 171 28.5
California 3,974 1,155 29.1 3,434 1,029 30.0
Colorado 554 170 30.7 548 173 31.6
Connecticut 277 101 36.5 264 86 32.6
Delaware 117 50 42.7 121 45 37.2
District of Columbia 44 15 34.1 34 9 26.5
Florida 3,214 890 27.7 2,978 875 29.4
Georgia 1,641 441 26.9 1,493 416 27.9
Hawaii 138 45 32.6 107 42 39.3
Idaho 252 70 27.8 232 78 33.6
Illinois 1,249 434 34.7 1,043 362 34.7
Indiana 898 230 25.6 814 208 25.6
Iowa 445 106 23.8 412 89 21.6
Kansas 416 114 27.4 385 145 37.7
Kentucky 864 210 24.3 826 200 24.2
Louisiana 985 368 37.4 912 338 37.1
Maine 183 66 36.1 155 43 27.7
Maryland 614 179 29.2 591 152 25.7
Massachusetts 417 146 35.0 363 124 34.2
Michigan 1,088 305 28.0 980 282 28.8
Minnesota 504 158 31.3 456 135 29.6
Mississippi 884 302 34.2 783 266 34.0
Missouri 992 338 34.1 960 310 32.3
Montana 277 106 38.3 229 91 39.7
Nebraska 256 77 30.1 208 55 26.4
Nevada 373 118 31.6 324 107 33.0
New Hampshire 129 34 26.4 139 45 32.4
New Jersey 724 199 27.5 590 154 26.1
New Mexico 413 133 32.2 366 105 28.7
New York 1,333 384 28.8 1,231 341 27.7
North Carolina 1,675 487 29.1 1,433 423 29.5
North Dakota 111 53 47.7 104 47 45.2
Ohio 1,257 391 31.1 1,190 356 29.9
Oklahoma 754 219 29.0 749 244 32.6
Oregon 455 150 33.0 416 136 32.7
Pennsylvania 1,491 500 33.5 1,468 496 33.8
Rhode Island 69 25 36.2 65 25 38.5
South Carolina 1,066 463 43.4 920 403 43.8
South Dakota 146 45 30.8 119 34 28.6
Tennessee 1,210 390 32.2 1,035 327 31.6
Texas 3,363 1,292 38.4 3,382 1,269 37.5
Utah 299 51 17.1 275 46 16.7
Vermont 66 22 33.3 73 12 16.4
Virginia 1,027 332 32.3 824 294 35.7
Washington 568 195 34.3 521 182 34.9
West Virginia 431 142 32.9 380 128 33.7
Wisconsin 756 313 41.4 605 208 34.4
Wyoming 150 49 32.7 159 67 42.1
United States, total 41,059 12,998 31.7 37,261 11,773 31.6

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 Final Edition (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), tables 117 (2008) and 114 (2007), available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Apr. 14, 2010.