Under Washington state law, any person who operates a motor vehicle within the state of Washington is deemed to have given consent to a test or tests of his or her breath or blood for the purpose of determining the alcohol concentration or presence of any drug in his or her system.
Note: DUI accident statistics take time to calculate. We will keep up to date on the latest numbers released. Check back here for the latest Washington state car accident statistics.
DUI Statistics For Washington State
According to 2017 data from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT):
- Fatal DUI collisions: 133
- Suspected serious injury collisions: 400
- Suspected minor injury collisions: 984
- Possible injury collisions: 1,802
- No apparent injury collisions: 5,106
- Total alcohol-involved collisions: 8,425
2017 King County DUI Statistics
- Fatal DUI collisions: 29
- Suspected serious injury collisions: 85
- Suspected minor injury collisions: 259
- Possible injury collisions: 562
- No apparent injury collisions: 1,356
- Total alcohol-involved collisions: 2,291
DUI Facts & Figures
- Alcohol-involved collisions rose to 8,425 in 2017 in Washington state, up from 7,151 in 2016. There were 10 more fatalities in 2017 than there were in 2016.
- In 2010, there were 170 alcohol-involved traffic fatalities in Washington state.
- Teen drivers in Washington state were in 500 alcohol-involved accidents in 2017, including six fatal collisions.
- In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control polled people and asked if they had driven after drinking too much within the past 30 days. In Washington state, 2.1 percent of people said they had, which ranked tied for 16th in the country. Nationwide, only 1.9 percent of respondents said they’d driven after drinking too much.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 29 people in the United States die each day in alcohol-involved vehicle crashes. That's one person every 50 minutes in 2016.
- Drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.
- In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, drunk driving deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44 billion per year.
After A DUI Collision...
When you call Davis Law Group, P.S., after your drunk driving accident, we’ll investigate the accident and any contributing factors, including any parties or bars where the negligent driver may have consumed alcohol prior to causing the crash. Then, we’ll fight to get you damages for your accident-related expenses.
At Seattle-based Davis Law Group, we don’t charge any attorney’s fees unless you win your case or receive a settlement. With our guarantee, there’s no risk to pursue a civil claim for your drunk driving accident. Don’t wait to get the help you deserve for an accident that wasn’t your fault — contact our Washington state drunk driving accident attorneys today and get a free case evaluation.
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