In an average year 30 million Americans drive drunk – 10 million drive impaired by illicit drugs.

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In an average year 30 million Americans drive drunk – 10 million drive impaired by illicit drugs..

Past year drunk driving rates topped 20 percent in some states.
A new survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that on average 13.2 percent of all persons 16 or older drove under the influence of alcohol and 4.3 percent of this age group drove under the influence of illicit drugs in the past year.

The survey’s state-by-state breakdown of drunk and drugged driving levels shows significant differences among the states. Some of the states with the highest levels of past year drunk driving were Wisconsin (23.7 percent) and North Dakota (22.4 percent).  The highest rates of past year drugged driving were found in Rhode Island (7.8 percent) and Vermont (6.6 percent).


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