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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 Data National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.2
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-.14 27.0
BAC .15+ 73.0
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2014-2015) 21.6
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2012-2014) 14.4
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 5,064
Total: Driving under the influence 833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws 33,155
Total: Liquor laws 204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness 4,243
Total: Drunkenness 314,856

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 2015 (latest available) State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America, click here.

State State Law
Alabama Five years
Alaska Ten years
Arizona Seven years
Arkansas Five years
California Ten years
Colorado Lifetime
Connecticut Ten years
Delaware Lifetime
District of Columbia Fifteen years
Florida Lifetime
Georgia Ten years
Hawaii Five years
Idaho Ten years
Illinois Ten years
Indiana Five years
Iowa Twelve years
Kansas Ten years
Kentucky Ten years
Louisiana Ten years
Maine Ten years
Maryland Five years
Massachusetts Lifetime
Michigan Lifetime
Minnesota Ten years
Mississippi Five years
Missouri Five years
Montana Lifetime
Nebraska Fifteen years
Nevada Seven years
New Hampshire Ten years
New Jersey Ten years
New Mexico Lifetime
New York Fifteen years
North Carolina Seven years
North Dakota Seven years
Ohio Six years
Oklahoma Ten years
Oregon Ten years
Pennsylvania Ten years
Rhode Island Five years
South Carolina Ten years
South Dakota Ten years
Tennessee Ten years
Texas Lifetime
Utah Ten years
Vermont Lifetime
Virginia Ten years
Washington Seven years
West Virginia Ten years
Wisconsin Ten years
Wyoming Ten years