Public Policy Institute
June 25, 2009
In 2008, 218 of 721 fatal collisions and 246 of 814 fatalities in Indiana involved alcohol. Nationally in 2007, 12,998 people were killed in traffic collisions where at least one driver involved had a blood alcohol content (BAC) result that qualified as impaired driving, defined as 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL), or higher.
This fact sheet provides summary data on Indiana traffic collisions involving alcohol. Included are general trends in collision outcomes, the incidence of alcohol-related driving by vehicle type and driver age, county level statistics, and economic cost estimates. Data are supplied by the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and the Indiana Department of Transportation.