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MY FAMILY AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK A SPECIAL PERSON TO US WHO HAS HELPED US MORE THAN ANYONE HER NAME IS SANDI JAYNES SHE IS A VICTIM SERVICES MANAGER

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DRINKING FACTS
 
Every 30 minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. Every 30 minutes! And last year alone over one million people were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
 
State
Total Fatalities
Number Alcohol-Related Fatalities
Percent Alcohol-Related Fatalities
Texas
3,675
1,709
47
California
4,215
1,626
39
Florida
3,169
1,274
40
Illinois
1,453
639
44
Pennsylvania
1,577
618
39
North Carolina
1,531
554
36
New York
1,491
529
35
Missouri
1,232
504
41
Georgia
1,603
488
30
South Carolina
968
488
50
Michigan
1,283
481
37
Arizona
1,120
470
42
Ohio
1,277
467
37
Tennessee
1,193
447
37
Alabama
1,001
415
41
Louisiana
894
406
45
Wisconsin
848
387
46
Virginia
943
364
39
Mississippi
871
320
37
Maryland
649
281
43
Kentucky
928
276
30
New Jersey
747
275
37
Minnesota
657
267
41
Indiana
834
262
31
Washington
600
259
43
Oklahoma
668
255
38
Arkansas
627
254
41
Colorado
632
246
39
Oregon
512
207
40
Massachusetts
462
207
45
Kansas
471
206
44
New Mexico
439
198
45
Nevada
368
182
50
West Virginia
394
148
37
Iowa
441
145
33
Connecticut
294
131
45
Montana
262
128
49
Nebraska
293
121
41
Idaho
293
107
37
South Dakota
203
98
48
Maine
207
75
36
Hawaii
135
72
53
Wyoming
165
62
38
Delaware
142
60
42
Rhode Island
104
57
55
New Hampshire
127
52
41
North Dakota
105
52
50
Utah
309
46
15
Alaska
95
35
37
Dist of Columbia
67
34
50
Vermont
69
29
41
National
42,643
17,013
40
Puerto Rico
493
233
47

 

  • One person is killed every half-hour due to drunk driving.
  • Alcohol reduces alertness, interferes with judgment and impairs vision. A person who has had a "couple" of drinks cannot drive as well as when not drinking.
  • Each year 16,000 Americans are killed in alcohol related crashes.
  • Alcohol affects a person differently at different times. Physical an emotional conditions, other drugs, the amount of food in the system causes alcohol to affect a person differently.
  • Alcohol is a factor in nearly 50% of all traffic fatalities.
  • The probability of a collision increases with each drink.
  • Every other minute another person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash.
  • Medical cost are estimated to be $45 billion yearly while quality of life cost are an additional $71 billion.
  • About 1.4 million people are arrested each year in the United States for Drunk Driving.
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