Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2008 and 2009

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2008 and 2009

(BAC = 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2008 2009
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 966 315 32.6 848 280 33.0
Alaska 62 21 33.9 64 20 31.3
Arizona 937 266 28.4 807 219 27.1
Arkansas 600 171 28.5 585 168 28.7
California 3,434 1,029 30.0 3,081 950 30.8
Colorado 548 173 31.6 465 158 34.0
Connecticut 264 86 32.6 223 99 44.4
Delaware 121 45 37.2 116 45 38.8
District of Columbia 34 9 26.5 29 10 34.5
Florida 2,978 875 29.4 2,558 770 30.1
Georgia 1,493 416 27.9 1,284 331 25.8
Hawaii 107 42 39.3 109 52 47.7
Idaho 232 78 33.6 226 58 25.7
Illinois 1,043 362 34.7 911 319 35.0
Indiana 814 208 25.6 693 210 30.3
Iowa 412 89 21.6 372 96 25.8
Kansas 385 145 37.7 386 154 39.9
Kentucky 826 200 24.2 791 194 24.5
Louisiana 912 338 37.1 821 295 35.9
Maine 155 43 27.7 159 47 29.6
Maryland 591 152 25.7 547 162 29.6
Massachusetts 363 124 34.2 334 108 32.3
Michigan 980 282 28.8 871 246 28.2
Minnesota 456 135 29.6 421 108 25.7
Mississippi 783 266 34.0 700 234 33.4
Missouri 960 310 32.3 878 300 34.2
Montana 229 91 39.7 221 81 36.7
Nebraska 208 55 26.4 223 66 29.6
Nevada 324 107 33.0 243 68 28.0
New Hampshire 139 45 32.4 110 30 27.3
New Jersey 590 154 26.1 583 149 25.6
New Mexico 366 105 28.7 361 114 31.6
New York 1,231 341 27.7 1,156 321 27.8
North Carolina 1,433 423 29.5 1,314 363 27.6
North Dakota 104 47 45.2 140 54 38.6
Ohio 1,190 356 29.9 1,021 324 31.7
Oklahoma 749 244 32.6 738 235 31.8
Oregon 416 136 32.7 377 115 30.5
Pennsylvania 1,468 496 33.8 1,256 406 32.3
Rhode Island 65 25 38.5 83 34 41.0
South Carolina 920 403 43.8 894 377 42.2
South Dakota 119 34 28.6 131 53 40.5
Tennessee 1,035 327 31.6 989 303 30.6
Texas 3,382 1,269 37.5 3,071 1,235 40.2
Utah 275 46 16.7 244 40 16.4
Vermont 73 12 16.4 74 23 31.1
Virginia 824 294 35.7 757 243 32.1
Washington 521 182 34.9 492 206 41.9
West Virginia 380 128 33.7 356 115 32.3
Wisconsin 605 208 34.4 561 213 38.0
Wyoming 159 67 42.1 134 47 35.1
United States, total 37,261 11,773 31.6 33,808 10,839 32.1

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 Early Edition (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 117, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Jun. 20, 2011.