Alcohol-Impaired Driving

The District of Columbia experienced the smallest percentage of alcohol-impaired deaths (19%), while Montana experienced the highest (45%).

Nationally, 10% of deaths involved BAC levels of between 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL, while 20% involved BAC levels of 0.15 g/dL or higher. Looking at the District of Columbia (the reporting area with the lowest percent of alcohol-impaired deaths), 3% of deaths occurred in crashes with 0.08 to 0.14 g/dL BAC levels, while 17% 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 2020. 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. (2021, July). Alcohol-impaired driving: 2019 data (Traffic Safety Facts. Report No. DOT HS 813 120). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.