Seal Delaware County, New York  
Home Government Departments Affiliates Municipalities Area Info Flood 2006

Delaware County
Stop-DWI Program

Did You Know?

• Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans from age 3 to 33.

• One young person dies every 3 hours from a alcohol related car crash.

• Alcohol was involved in 39 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2004.

• Alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost the public more than $50 billion in 2000, and 75 percent of these costs occurred in crashes where a driver or non-occupant had a blood alcohol concentration of (BAC) of .10 or higher. (remember, .08 is the law)

• About every 31 minutes, someone is killed in the United States in an alcohol-related crash.

• Impaired driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the United States.

• About one-third of all drivers arrested for DWI have a previous DWI conviction.

• For 2004, the most frequently recorded BAC level among drinking drivers involved in fatal crashes was.18.

• It is estimated that half al all drivers arrested and half of those convicted of DWI have BAC’s of .15 or above.


Delaware County STOP-DWI Program  280 Phoebe Lane - Suite 5 ◦ Delhi, NY 13753