Arizona DUI Fatalities

July 2, 2018 | Articles

Arizona tops charts for having the strictest DUI laws in the entire nation, and for good reason. The state ranks high in DUI related fatalities. Officers aren’t just arresting college kids driving a little buzzed. They’re often reporting to tragic accidents where innocent lives have been stolen by those driving under the influence.

Arizona Stats

According to the State Justice Department Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • AZ National rank in DUI fatalities: 21
  • AZ DUI-related deaths (2015): 272
  • AZ DUI-related deaths (2003 – 2012): 2,912
  • 46% of AZ traffic deaths in 2015 involved drunk drivers

National Stats

DUI-related fatalities in America as a whole are just as staggering. Reports show:

  • US DUI-related deaths (2015): 10,265
  • Approximately 1 in 3 US traffic deaths involve drunk drivers
  • 1 in 5 child-passenger deaths in the US involve an alcohol-impaired driver

What You Can Do

Your reason behind not getting behind the wheel inebriated shouldn’t just be to avoid a criminal charge. Every time you decide to hand someone else your keys, you are potentially saving lives. Even a .08 blood alcohol content is enough to land you in jail because your inhibitions begin to decline.

You can make sure your friends don’t drive drunk and plan a ride home if you believe you’ll be out drinking. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of others while you’re driving sober. What you can do, however, is know your rights as a DUI victim.

Seeking Help

If you or a loved have been hurt or killed by someone driving under the influence, you have the right to fight for justice. AZ DUI Victim is knowledgeable in every strategy lawyers use to defend irresponsible drivers and will counter every tactic they deploy. Contact us today for a free consultation.