The average drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before the first arrest.
Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of a drunk driving crash, that's one formerly living breathing person every 53 minutes, and every 2 minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
About a quarter of car crashes with teens involve an underage drinking driver. Ninety-five percent of the 14 million people who are alcohol dependent began drinking before the legal age of 21.
Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year – over 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving a day.
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.
ALL STATS DIRECTLY FROM: “Statistics.” MADD, www.madd.org/statistics/.
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October 9, 2017