Alcohol-Impaired Driving

In 2022, Utah experienced the smallest percentage of alcohol-impaired deaths (22%), while South Carolina experienced the highest (43%).

Nationally, 10% of deaths involved BAC levels of between 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL, while 21% involved BAC levels of 0.15 g/dL or higher. Looking at Utah (the reporting area with the lowest percent of alcohol-impaired deaths), 6.6% of deaths occurred in crashes with 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL BAC levels, while 15.7% occurred at BAC levels of 0.15 g/dL or higher.

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Source: National Safety Council analysis of NHTSA FARS data