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The Facts About DUI

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that drunk driving was involved in 29% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2018.
  • There was an estimated 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving collisions in 2018.
  • In 2018, 231 children aged 14 and under were killed in drunk-driving collisions.
  • The South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s (SCDPS) statistics for 2013-2017 show that there were 28,235 DUI-related collisions reported statewide.