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DUI Statistics

DUI Statistics

Patrick Ferris is a proven and effective lawyer in driving under the influence (DUI) cases. Call (912) 384-1099 today to set up your in-person consultation. This page contains DUI information, DUI statistics, and DUI resources relevant to DUI cases nationally, in Georgia, and in Coffee County.

Georgia Drunk Driving Statistics

The following drunk driving statistics, DUI facts, DUI statistics, and DUI information was derived from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Statewide Data for alcohol-related incidences: The latest available DUI data set is from 2008:

  • 416 out of 1,493 auto-related fatalities in Georgia were alcohol impaired-related (28%)
  • 403 out of 920 auto-related fatalities in South Carolina were alcohol impaired-related (44%)
  • In Georgia, there were 10,533 alcohol impaired-related accidents. 5,052 of these accidents (48%) yielded one or more injuries. 238 out of the accidents (2%) resulted in one or more fatalities
  • As of 2008, alcohol impaired-related auto fatalities were increasing at a rate of 7% in Georgia
  • 207 out of 238 drivers killed in an auto-related accident had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 g/dL or higher

Coffee County DUI Facts

The following DUI information regarding Coffee County was also derived from the GOHS statistics site. Again, the latest available DUI data set is from 2008. 2 out of 7 auto-related fatalities in Coffee County were alcohol impaired-related. This equates to 28% which is right on-par with the State of Georgia average.

National DUI Information

The National Highway and Safety Administration (NHTSA) outlines the following alcohol impaired driving facts in its 2008 Traffic Safety Facts publication NHTSA - DOT HA 811 155:

  • In 2008, 16 percent of child (age 14 and younger) traffic fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes
  • The rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes was four times higher at night than in the day
  • The highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes who had BAC level so .08 or higher was for drivers ages 21 to 24
  • The percentage of drivers with BAC of .08 or above in fatal crashes was highest for motorcycle riders.
  • Drivers with a BAC level of .08 or higher in fatal crashes were eight times more likely to have a prior conviction for driving while impaired than were drivers with no alcohol

Note that drivers are considered to be alcohol-impaired when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. Thus, any fatality occurring in a crash involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher is considered to be an alcohol-impaired-driving fatality. The term "driver" refers to the operator of any motor vehicle, including a motorcycle.

DUI Information

Following are national and local DUI-related resources relevant to DUI arrests, drunk driving statistics, DUI statistics, etc. Consult these resources if you require further DUI information: