A search of the FARS 2005 database shows that, of the 101,262 people involved in fatal traffic accidents, 10,371 or 10.4% of them were reported by the police as "alcohol involved".  Of these, 548 were not tested for their BAC level, 995 were tested but the results were unknown, 41 refused the test, 526 were marked unknown, 572 had a BAC of 0, and 1,569 had a BAC of .10 or lower.  This leaves 6,099 or 6% of them who are known to have had a BAC greater than .10.

Of these, 758 were on motorcycles, 8 on mopeds, 5 on off-road vehicles, 111 on snowmobiles and ATV's, 4 on farm equipment, 561 were passengers, 878 were pedestrians, and 19 were unknown, leaving 3,755 or 3.7% of all those involved in fatal accidents who are known to have had a BAC greater than .10.

However, 2,261 of them are drivers between the age of 16-24 who have such a high accident rate whether or not they've been drinking that they really ought to be excluded from this final figure. This leaves a grand total of 1,494 drivers (less than 1.5% of all those involved in fatal accidents in 2005) over the age of 22 who had a BAC greater than .10.

This is an amazingly low figure, even if we consider that it's 3.8% of the 39,252 fatal crashes and 2.5% of the 59,495 vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

 

 

Because you are counting Number of Vehicles/Drivers with the variables Body Type and Police-Reported Alcohol Involvement, the sum of the totals (73484) may not equal the Number of Vehicles/Drivers (59495).

Body Type Police-Reported Alcohol Involvement Total
Blank No (Alcohol Not Involved) Yes (Alcohol Involved) Not Reported Unknown (Police Reported)
Blank 0 2 0 2 0 4
Convertible(excludes sun-roof,t-bar) 0 186 99 207 57 549
2-door sedan,hardtop,coupe 0 2,245 1,082 2,497 725 6,549
3-door/2-door hatchback 0 461 246 571 169 1,447
4-door sedan, hardtop 0 8,398 2,509 8,715 2,062 21,684
5-door/4-door hatchback 0 84 36 91 25 236
Station Wagon (excluding van and truck based) 0 502 94 445 102 1,143
Hatchback, number of doors unknown 0 7 0 4 1 12
Sedan/Hardtop, number of doors unknown 0 30 8 25 6 69
Other or Unknown automobile type 0 103 42 168 52 365
Auto-based pickup (includes E1 Camino, Caballero, Ranchero, Subaru Brat,Rabbit Pickup) 0 8 4 5 7 24
Auto-based panel (cargo station wagon, auto-based ambulance or hearse) 0 2 0 1 0 3
Large Limousine-more than four side doors or stretched chassis 0 2 0 3 0 5
Compact utility (Jeep CJ-2-CJ-7, Scrambler, Golden Eagle, Renegade, Laredo, Wrangler, .....) 0 3,189 1,017 3,090 659 7,955
Large utility (includes Jeep Cherokee [83 and before], Ramcharger, Trailduster, Bronco-fullsize ..) 0 816 219 843 135 2,013
Utility station wagon (includes suburban limousines, Suburban, Travellall, Grand Wagoneer) 0 245 64 257 33 599
Utility, Unknown body type 0 4 1 5 3 13
Minivan (Chrysler Town and Country, Caravan, Grand Caravan, Voyager, Grand Voyager, Mini-Ram, ...) 0 1,497 267 1,511 265 3,540
Large Van (B150-B350, Sportsman, Royal Maxiwagon, Ram, Tradesman, Voyager [83 and before], .....) 0 586 96 536 76 1,294
Step van or walk-in van 0 47 1 35 5 88
Other van type (Hi-Cube Van, Kary) 0 3 0 3 0 6
Unknown van type 0 18 2 18 2 40
Compact pickup (GVWR <4,500 lbs.) (D50,Colt P/U, Ram 50, Dakota, Arrow Pickup [foreign], Ranger, ..) 0 1,625 642 1,324 428 4,019
Standard pickup (GVWR 4,500 to 10,00 lbs.)(Jeep Pickup, Comanche, Ram Pickup, D100-D350, ......) 1 3,594 1,445 3,482 690 9,212
Pickup with slide-in camper 0 23 7 8 1 39
Unknown (pickup style) light conventional truck type 0 32 14 35 18 99
Cab chassis based (includes light stake, light dump, light tow, rescue vehicles) 0 39 7 36 2 84
Truck based panel 0 1 0 0 0 1
Light truck (van-based or pickup-based) motorhome 0 15 4 11 0 30
Unknown light truck type (not a pickup) 0 1 0 2 0 3
Unknown light vehicle type (automobile, van, or light truck) 0 2 2 1 0 5
School Bus 0 79 0 47 6 132
Cross Country/Intercity Bus (i.e., Greyhound) 0 19 1 24 1 45
Transit Bus (City Bus) 0 53 1 39 2 95
Other Bus Type 0 20 1 22 1 44
Unknown Bus Type 0 7 0 8 3 18
Step van 0 14 1 4 3 22
Single unit straight truck (10,000 lbs < GVWR < or= 19,500 lbs) 0 123 5 93 8 229
Single unit straight truck (19,500 lbs < GVWR < or= 26,000 lbs.) 0 168 6 134 14 322
Single unit straight truck (GVWR > 26,000 lbs.) 0 621 8 352 46 1,027
Single unit straight truck (GVWR unknown) 0 6 0 3 1 10
Medium/heavy truck based motorhome 0 27 0 30 6 63
Truck-tractor (Cab only, or with any number of trailing unit; any weight) 0 2,177 27 1,196 244 3,644
Medium/Heavy Pickup 0 23 4 14 3 44
Unknown if single unit or combination unit Medium Truck (10,000 < GVWR < 26,000) 0 3 0 1 0 4
Unknown if single unit or combination unit Heavy Truck (GVWR > 26,000) 0 2 0 0 0 2
Camper or motorhome, unknown truck type 0 13 0 12 4 29
Unknown medium/heavy truck type 0 18 1 10 1 30
Unknown truck type (light/medium/heavy) 0 1 0 0 0 1
Motorcycle 0 1,761 758 1,575 822 4,916
Moped (motorized bicycle) 0 21 8 18 3 50
Three-wheel Motorcycle or Moped - not All-Terrain Vehicle 0 8 1 5 3 17
Off-road Motorcycle (2-wheel) 0 20 5 18 10 53
Other motored cycle type(minibikes, Motorscooters) 0 16 4 13 10 43
Unknown motored cycle type 0 3 10 4 3 20
ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle; includes dune/swamp buggy - 3 or 4 wheels) 0 142 101 142 33 418
Snowmobile 0 3 10 7 2 22
Farm equipment other than trucks 0 57 4 20 13 94
Construction equipment other than trucks (includes graders) 0 3 0 8 0 11
Other vehicle type (includes go-cart, fork-lift, city street seeeper) 0 24 7 20 10 61
Unknown body type 0 111 19 418 340 888
Total 1 29,310 8,890 28,168 7,115 73,484
Search Criteria:
Year 2005

 

 

STATE: All YEAR: 2005 COUNT: Number of Persons

OUTPUT OPTIONS:

 
Person Type Police-Reported Alcohol Involvement Total
Blank No (Alcohol Not Involved) Yes (Alcohol Involved) Not Reported Unknown (Police Reported)
Driver of a Motor Vehicle in Transport 1 27,598 8,804 15,781 7,036 59,220
Passenger of a Motor Vehicle in Transport 0 6,486 561 27,961 223 35,231
Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Not in Transport 1 107 4 279 8 399
Occupant of a Non-Motor Vehicle Transport Device 0 6 2 12 0 20
Pedestrian 0 1,404 878 2,154 877 5,313
Bicyclist 0 287 90 294 138 809
Other Cyclist 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Persons on Personal Conveyances/In Buildings 0 48 7 37 13 105
Unknown Occupant Type in a Motor Vehicle in Transport 0 36 25 85 17 163
Total 2 35,974 10,371 46,603 8,312 101,262
Search Criteria:
Year 2005

 

 

STATE: All YEAR: 2005 COUNT: Number of Persons

OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Age Police-Reported Alcohol Involvement Total
Blank No (Alcohol Not Involved) Yes (Alcohol Involved) Not Reported Unknown (Police Reported)
Up To One Year 0 130 0 333 0 463
1 Year 0 175 0 423 2 600
2 Years 0 146 2 469 1 618
3 Years 0 125 1 406 2 534
4 Years 0 146 1 391 4 542
5 Years 0 147 0 401 2 550
6 Years 0 200 0 368 2 570
7 Years 0 146 0 382 0 528
8 Years 0 130 1 344 4 479
9 Years 0 155 1 348 3 507
10 Years 0 132 0 391 4 527
11 Years 0 124 0 380 6 510
12 Years 0 139 0 482 4 625
13 Years 0 170 4 476 14 664
14 Years 0 203 12 687 23 925
15 Years 0 325 21 903 36 1,285
16 Years 0 743 69 1,315 118 2,245
17 Years 0 891 170 1,566 156 2,783
18 Years 0 1,072 296 1,636 243 3,247
19 Years 1 1,049 353 1,592 250 3,245
20 Years 0 911 369 1,336 273 2,889
21 Years 0 864 486 1,442 243 3,035
22 Years 0 808 518 1,224 252 2,802
23 Years 0 723 481 1,126 214 2,544
24 Years 0 760 408 1,036 197 2,401
25 Years 0 681 367 952 187 2,187
26 Years 0 578 332 805 188 1,903
27 Years 0 572 302 724 181 1,779
28 Years 0 564 252 711 133 1,660
29 Years 0 561 239 694 133 1,627
30 Years 0 524 229 633 147 1,533
31 Years 0 536 231 628 144 1,539
32 Years 0 518 222 618 121 1,479
33 Years 0 546 250 611 143 1,550
34 Years 0 562 256 678 139 1,635
35 Years 0 546 250 628 135 1,559
36 Years 0 547 210 675 127 1,559
37 Years 0 504 207 541 142 1,394
38 Years 0 559 195 551 135 1,440
39 Years 0 558 201 570 154 1,483
40 Years 0 610 215 547 152 1,524
41 Years 0 600 221 574 138 1,533
42 Years 0 602 220 643 147 1,612
43 Years 0 565 243 582 138 1,528
44 Years 0 583 206 607 131 1,527
45 Years 0 598 200 584 139 1,521
46 Years 0 561 201 562 132 1,456
47 Years 0 524 187 556 139 1,406
48 Years 0 603 182 579 134 1,498
49 Years 0 568 154 527 120 1,369
50 Years 0 556 140 474 129 1,299
51 Years 1 546 140 463 114 1,264
52 Years 0 528 109 473 109 1,219
53 Years 0 498 102 415 126 1,141
54 Years 0 489 85 407 94 1,075
55 Years 0 509 88 416 112 1,125
56 Years 0 449 78 398 91 1,016
57 Years 0 435 70 386 99 990
58 Years 0 462 70 366 95 993
59 Years 0 364 51 290 66 771
60 Years 0 364 53 282 58 757
61 Years 0 333 49 278 55 715
62 Years 0 349 40 320 71 780
63 Years 0 337 41 272 61 711
64 Years 0 267 33 272 70 642
65 Years 0 251 18 249 54 572
66 Years 0 243 22 238 53 556
67 Years 0 259 29 241 49 578
68 Years 0 215 20 234 49 518
69 Years 0 245 16 178 40 479
70 Years 0 199 15 210 43 467
71 Years 0 220 9 173 32 434
72 Years 0 190 14 195 41 440
73 Years 0 216 7 209 38 470
74 Years 0 191 11 199 52 453
75 Years 0 186 5 209 40 440
76 Years 0 165 10 201 47 423
77 Years 0 182 9 205 28 424
78 Years 0 187 5 220 34 446
79 Years 0 184 6 218 21 429
80 Years 0 180 5 181 28 394
81 Years 0 176 5 164 28 373
82 Years 0 158 5 133 31 327
83 Years 0 156 4 132 38 330
84 Years 0 128 3 134 20 285
85 Years 0 116 3 134 14 267
86 Years 0 121 1 103 12 237
87 Years 0 81 1 98 15 195
88 Years 0 81 0 75 20 176
89 Years 0 74 2 75 11 162
90 Years 0 43 1 41 7 92
91 Years 0 36 2 42 3 83
92 Years 0 17 1 25 2 45
93 Years 0 13 0 25 5 43
94 Years 0 14 1 18 1 34
95 Years 0 10 0 9 2 21
96 Years 0 6 0 5 0 11
97 Years or Older 0 4 0 14 1 19
Unknown 0 357 27 1,267 471 2,122
Total 2 35,974 10,371 46,603 8,312 101,262
Search Criteria:
Year 2005