An estimated 20 percent of the American populace will at some point in their lives be directly or indirectly involved in an auto wreck at the fault of a drunk driver. These wrecks may vary from minor to severe.
Impaired driving is responsible for causing an average of one death per hour in the United States.
One person is injured due to the fault of an intoxicated driver every two minutes in the United States.
Drunken driving-related accidents are four times more likely to occur at night than during the day.
Drunken driving-related accidents account for nearly 73 billion dollars in damages and medical costs every year.
Nearly a third of those responsible for alcohol-related crashes had a blood-alcohol content of more than .08.
A person with a blood-alcohol content of over .10 is seven times more likely to be involved in an auto accident compared to one who is sober. The number jumps to 25 times more likely if the inebriated driver has a blood-alcohol content of over .15.