Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Kentucky and West Virginia experienced the smallest percentages of alcohol-impaired deaths (19%), while the Montana experienced the highest (43%).

Nationally, 9% of deaths involved BAC levels of between 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL, while 19% involved BAC levels of 0.15 g/dL or higher. Looking at Kentucky, one of the states with the lowest percent of alcohol-impaired deaths, 7% of deaths occurred in crashes with 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL BAC levels, while 12% occurred at BAC levels of 0.15 g/dL or higher.

Use the interactive map to explore the prevalence of alcohol-impaired deaths by state in 2018. Click on a state to explore the prevalence of alcohol-related deaths by BAC level.

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Source: National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2019, December). Alcohol-impaired driving: 2018 data (Traffic Safety Facts. Report No. DOT HS 812 864). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.