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SELECT A STATE from the National Totals dropdown menu to view statistics about impaired driving and underage drinking.

SELECT A LAW to view the details of each state’s impaired driving and underage drinking laws.

See how your state measures up to the rest of the country!

State Law: DUI Look-back Periods
  • Five years
  • Six years
  • Seven years
  • Ten years
  • Twelve years
  • Fifteen years
  • Lifetime

A look-back period is the length of time that a drunk driving offense remains on a driver’s record. In many states, the look-back period also has criminal sentencing implications as it often is the time frame used to determine whether previous offenses can be taken into consideration. For example, if a state has a ten year look-back period, only DUI convictions within the previous decade can be counted to designate a person as a second or subsequent DUI offender which may result in harsher sanctions.

Some states have more than one look-back period depending on the number of prior convictions or BAC level. The map identifies the lengthier of the two look-back periods in the following states:

  • Delaware has a 10 year look-back period for a second offense and a lifetime look-back period for third and subsequent offenses.
  • Florida has a 10 year look-back period for a third offense (to classify as a felony) and a lifetime look-back period for fourth and subsequent offenses.
  • Idaho has a 10 year look-back period for DUIs and a 5 year look-back period for DUIs with BACs of .20 or greater (second offense within 5 years is classified as a felony).
  • Michigan has a 7 year look-back period for a second offense and a lifetime look-back period for third and subsequent offenses (classified as a felony).
  • Montana has a 10 year look-back period for a second offense and a lifetime look-back period for third and subsequent offenses.
  • New York has a 10 year look-back period for a second offense and a 15 year look-back period for third and subsequent offenses.
  • Texas has a lifetime look-back period; however, a 5 year look-back period for second and subsequent offenses is applied when determining if an offender must install an ignition interlock.

To submit a law update, please contact out Director of Traffic Safety at erin.holmes@responsibility.org

2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality DataNational
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population1.2
2006-2015 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-29.0
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-49.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+69.2
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.1427.0
BAC .15+73.0
2013 and 2014 12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption22.8
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days14.0
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence5,064
Total: Driving under the influence833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws33,155
Total: Liquor laws204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness4,243
Total: Drunkenness314,856

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 10/16

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

*Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 12/15, (http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh)

*Arrest Data Source: 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 38 and 69)

**Drunkenness is not considered a crime in some states; therefore, the figures may vary widely from state to state

*Limited, incomplete, or no data were reported by the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2015 Uniform Crime Report. Data should be used with caution and should not be compared to other states or previous year data.

Note: Because the number of agencies submitting arrest data varies from year to year, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between 2015 arrest totals and those published in previous years’ editions of Crime in the United States. Further, arrest figures may vary widely from state to state because some Part II crimes of the Uniform Crime Report are not considered crimes in some states.

For a comprehensive report on the 2016 State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America, click here.

StateState Law
AlabamaFive years
AlaskaTen years
ArizonaSeven years
ArkansasFive years
CaliforniaTen years
ColoradoLifetime
ConnecticutTen years
DelawareLifetime
District of ColumbiaFifteen years
FloridaLifetime
GeorgiaTen years
HawaiiFive years
IdahoTen years
IllinoisTen years
IndianaFive years
IowaTwelve years
KansasTen years
KentuckyTen years
LouisianaTen years
MaineTen years
MarylandFive years
MassachusettsLifetime
MichiganLifetime
MinnesotaTen years
MississippiFive years
MissouriFive years
MontanaLifetime
NebraskaFifteen years
NevadaSeven years
New HampshireTen years
New JerseyTen years
New MexicoLifetime
New YorkFifteen years
North CarolinaSeven years
North DakotaSeven years
OhioSix years
OklahomaTen years
OregonTen years
PennsylvaniaTen years
Rhode IslandFive years
South CarolinaTen years
South DakotaTen years
TennesseeTen years
TexasLifetime
UtahTen years
VermontLifetime
VirginiaTen years
WashingtonSeven years
West VirginiaTen years
WisconsinTen years
WyomingTen years