December 7, 2014

How Many DUI Arrests Are There in a Year?

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 In the "Did you know…?" department, we’ve been getting a lot of traffic and inquiries concerning the "DUI Statistics" section of my DUI defense law firm’s website.  A brief sampling of interesting facts and figures:

- How many drivers were arrested in the U.S. for DUI in 2010?   (1.41 million) 

- What was the estimated number of times drivers drove drunk in 2010?  (112 million)

- How many drunk driving arrests were there in California in 2010?   (195,879)

- What percent of DUI arrests were of women?   (22.4%)

- What is the median age of drivers arrested for DUI?   (30 years old)

- What percent of DUI offenders originally convicted in 1994 reoffended at least once by 2010?   (31%)

- Statistically, what is your chance of being involved in a DUI accident in your lifetime?   (33%) 

For further interesting facts and statistics concerning drunk driving in the United States, visit our website at California’s Premier DUI Defense Attorneys.

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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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