Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2010 and 2011

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(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

State 2010 2011
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 862 279 32.4 894 259 29.0
Alaska 56 16 28.6 72 21 29.2
Arizona 762 194 25.5 825 215 26.1
Arkansas 563 173 30.7 549 156 28.4
California 2,715 791 29.1 2,791 774 27.7
Colorado 448 127 28.3 447 161 36.0
Connecticut 319 121 37.9 220 92 41.8
Delaware 101 36 35.6 99 41 41.4
District of Columbia 24 5 20.8 27 8 29.6
Florida 2,445 660 27.0 2,398 716 29.9
Georgia 1,244 298 24.0 1,223 277 22.6
Hawaii 113 42 37.2 100 44 44.0
Idaho 209 71 34.0 167 50 29.9
Illinois 927 298 32.1 918 278 30.3
Indiana 754 195 25.9 750 207 27.6
Iowa 390 90 23.1 360 83 23.1
Kansas 431 168 39.0 386 108 28.0
Kentucky 760 171 22.5 721 171 23.7
Louisiana 710 225 31.7 675 226 33.5
Maine 161 38 23.6 136 23 16.9
Maryland 493 154 31.2 485 162 33.4
Massachusetts 314 115 36.6 337 114 33.8
Michigan 942 230 24.4 889 255 28.7
Minnesota 411 127 30.9 368 109 29.6
Mississippi 641 236 36.8 630 149 23.7
Missouri 819 258 31.5 784 258 32.9
Montana 189 73 38.6 209 81 38.8
Nebraska 190 51 26.8 181 45 24.9
Nevada 257 69 26.8 246 70 28.5
New Hampshire 128 44 34.4 90 27 30.0
New Jersey 556 153 27.5 627 193 30.8
New Mexico 346 111 32.1 353 105 29.7
New York 1,200 364 30.3 1,169 315 26.9
North Carolina 1,319 388 29.4 1,227 365 29.7
North Dakota 105 47 44.8 148 64 43.2
Ohio 1,080 341 31.6 1,016 316 31.1
Oklahoma 668 220 32.9 696 220 31.6
Oregon 317 71 22.4 331 97 29.3
Pennsylvania 1,324 433 32.7 1,286 407 31.6
Rhode Island 66 25 37.9 66 24 36.4
South Carolina 810 357 44.1 828 315 38.0
South Dakota 140 37 26.4 111 33 29.7
Tennessee 1,031 283 27.4 946 257 27.2
Texas 2,998 1,259 42.0 3,016 1,213 40.2
Utah 236 44 18.6 240 53 22.1
Vermont 71 18 25.4 55 18 32.7
Virginia 740 211 28.5 764 224 29.3
Washington 458 170 37.1 457 156 34.1
West Virginia 315 88 27.9 337 90 26.7
Wisconsin 572 205 35.8 582 196 33.7
Wyoming 155 54 34.8 135 38 28.1
United States, total 32,885 10,228 31.1 32,367 9,878 30.5

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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Fact Sheet, Alcohol-Impaired Driving, available at www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats as of April 2013.