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The image above is an infographic provided by the attorney at The Jaspon Firm

  • In the United States in 2012, there were 10,322 alcohol related fatalities involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or higher.
  • Almost 1/3 of all motor accident fatalitiesin the USA involved a driver with a BAC of .08
  • Florida ranked third highest in alcohol related car accident fatalities in 2012 with 697 deaths.
  • Florida ranked third in 2011 with 716 alcohol related deaths.
  • An Estimated total of 117,000 crashes in Florida in 2004 involved alcohol. These crashes killed 1,222 and injured an estimated 49,100 people.
  • Alcohol-related crashes in Florida cost the public an estimated $10.9 billion in 2005

Sources:
NHTSA (http://www.nhtsa.gov)
http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/AHRQpdfs/FL7.pdf
http://www.madd.org/blog/2012/december/2011-State-data.html