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2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data South Dakota National
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 44 10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities 33.1 29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities 3 1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities 18.8 23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 5.1 3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population 1.2 1.2
2006-2015 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -40.4 -29.0
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop -78.3 -49.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+ 78.4 69.2
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.14 40.0 27.0
BAC .15+ 60.0 73.0
12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption (2014-2015) 25.6 21.6
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days (2012-2014) 18.6 14.4
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence 88 5,064
Total: Driving under the influence 7,305 833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws 835 33,155
Total: Liquor laws 3,757 204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness 12 4,243
Total: Drunkenness 4,833 314,856

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 Law State Law Detail
24/7 Programs Statewide program
Administrative License Suspension/Revocation No ALS/ALR law
BAC Test Refusal Administrative penalties
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 16-50 DREs
DUI Child Endangerment Laws No DUI child endangerment law
DUI Look-back Periods Ten years
DUID Zero Tolerance and Per Se Laws Zero tolerance for some drugs
Enhanced Penalties for High-BAC 0.17
Felony DUI Third offense
Good Samaritan Good Samaritan law enacted
Habitual Offender Designation No Habitual Offender Law
Marijuana Drug-Impaired Driving Laws Zero tolerance for THC and metabolites (applies only to drivers under age 21)
Open Container - Alcohol In compliance with Federal requirements
Sobriety Checkpoints Permitted
DUI Courts - Hybrid No Hybrid Courts
DUI Courts - Standalone 1-5 DUI Courts
DUID Affirmative Defense No affirmative defense
Open Container - Marijuana No marijuana open container law