Nevada DUI statistics

Attorney Ross Goodman
520 S 4th St,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 383 – 5088
Fax: (702) 385 – 5088

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR), two of the nation’s largest drunk driving advocates, released the statistics regarding DUI-related incidents in Nevada. Here are the data given to us by the organizations:

***Note the data provided are from the year 2012. There are no data released yet for the current year (2014). These however, may serve as a reference. We will update this blog post as soon as the new data are released by both organizations.

Total DUI fatalities: 82

  • People Under 21 DUI fatalities: 9

The 82 DUI related fatalities represents 30% of all the traffic deaths in Nevada. It means that one-third of motor vehicle related fatalities involves DUI. There are 9 cases of DUI fatalities that involves minors. Persons who are involved with DUI related fatalities will be charged with Category B Felony.

Offenders under Category B Felony shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than 2 years but not more than 20 years, plus fines between $2,000 and $5,000.


DUI-related fatalities that involves BAC of 0.15 or higher: 62

Out of 82 DUI related fatalities mentioned above, 62 involves people who have a BAC of 0.15 or higher. The data states that drivers who drive with a BAC of 0.15 or higher are prone to fatalities.


Percent of DUI-related vehicle crashes that involves repeating offender:

  • BAC of 0.08 – 0.14: Nil
  • BAC of 0.15 or more: 100%

Repeating offenders are found out to have a BAC of 0.15 or more. There are many reasons that can contribute to this factor. Some of them include:

  • The offenders are too drunk to drive properly (BAC of 0.15)
  • Due to the effects of alcohol, the offender may have forgotten that he is under probation.
  • The offenders did not participate in an alcohol treatment program.

Total DUI-related arrests: 11576

  • Minors (17 years old and below): 76

There are over 11,500 people who are arrested in Nevada alone. Over 70 people who are arrested for DUI involve minors (source FBI Crime Report). Note that the data include only those people who got arrested. There are people who drive under the influence of alcohol who didn’t get arrested.

Are you charged with DUI? Hire a Lawyer

DUI is a serious offense that requires immediate legal consultation from a prominent DUI lawyer. It carries severe penalties and can leave a permanent criminal record to the offender. Attorney Ross Goodman has defended numerous DUI cases that are dismissed by the court. He can help you turn the results of the case in your favor – either the penalties in the case will be reduced or the case will be dismissed. Call his office at (702) 383 5088 for a free legal consultation.

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