Sadly, drunk driving accounts for a large portion of all car accident fatalities. Each year, thousands of people in the U.S. die in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes, representing over one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the country. In the vast majority of cases, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of the impaired driver is .08 percent or higher.
Over 1 million drivers are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics every year. That’s less than one percent of the 159 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 926 people are injured everyday in drunk driving accidents. Innocent people endure life-altering injuries due to drunk driving instances.