Number of Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving

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How many accidents are caused by drunk driving in the United States?

At least 10,684.

In 2008, a total of 10,684 fatal car crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers were reported in the United States. This is according to the 2008 Traffic Safety Facts from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This number represents 31% of all fatal car crashes. The actual number of accidents (including non-fatal incidents) is believed to be higher.

 

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