At-least three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes every two hours. The consequences of drinking and driving are arrests, property damage, injuries, and deaths. An estimated 4 million U.S. adults reported driving under the influence of alcohol at least once in 2010, yielding an estimated 112 million alcohol-impaired driving events.
Below are New Jersey DWI statistics from 1995 – 2013.
1. In 1995, 24,581 people were arrested for DWI. There were 163 fatal accidents and 231 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
2. In 1996, there were 24,486 arrests. 169 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 234 deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
3. 1997 statistics show that 24,728 people were arrested for DWI, and 165 fatal accidents occurred where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above. The total number of deaths was 235, where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
4. In 1998, 23,617 people were arrested, 162 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and the total number of deaths were 229 where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
5. 1999 statistic reveals that 23,770 people were arrested for DWI, 172 fatal accidents were registered where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 233 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
6. In 2000, there were 24,562 arrests for DWI, 197 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 276 deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
7. 2001 statistics reveal 24,135 arrests and 185 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above. The death toll was 249, where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
8. In 2002, 23,933 people were arrested and 175 fatal accidents occurred where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above. Also there were 231 deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
9. In 2003 there were 23,992 arrests for DWI. The number of accidents occurred were 169 where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 235 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
10. In 2004, 24,837 people were arrested for DWI, 174 fatal accidents were recorded where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 235 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
11. 2005 had record of 24,694 arrests, 181 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 247 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
12. In 2006 there were 25,181 arrests, 201 fatal accidents where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 280 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
13. In 2007 there were 25,031 arrests, 183 fatal accidents in New Jersey where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 256 total deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
14. In 2008 there were 148 fatal accidents in New Jersey, where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.08% or above and 197 deaths where at least one driver had a BAC of 0.01% or above.
15. In 2010, there were 160 deaths recorded due to DWI.
16. In 2011, there were 193 deaths due to DWI.
17. In 2012, there were 2012 drunken driving deaths.
18. As per 2013 statistic, there were 146 drunken driving deaths.
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