I. 2012 DUI Facts


The average DUI offender is:
  • Male (77 percent arrested are men);
  • Age 34 (59 percent are under age 35);
  • Arrested between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. on a weekend; and
  • Caught driving with a BAC of .16 -twice the illegal limit.
    —Illinois Secretary of State

II. The rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes is 4.5 times higher at night than during the day.
— National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

III. In 2012, 93 percent of drivers arrested for DUI who refused to submit to or failed chemical testing lost their driving privileges; 86 percent of those were first offenders.
— Illinois Secretary of State

IV. 2012 Illinois DUI Facts

  • 335 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, which was 35 percent of the 956 total crash fatalities.
  • 37,126 DUI arrests were recorded by the Secretary of State’s office.
  • 93 percent of all drivers arrested for DUI, who were eligible, lost their driving privileges.
  • 1,210 drivers under age 21 lost their driving privileges due to Zero Tolerance law violations.
  • 23 percent of those arrested for DUI are women, who represent 50 percent of all licensed drivers.
  • Males ages 21-24 had the highest DUI arrest rate (about 17 per 1,000 licensed drivers).
  • 86 percent of all drivers arrested for DUI are first offenders.

V. An average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurs every 53 minutes.
— National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

VI. Of the driver’s license revocations in 2012, 2,756 were for second offenses, 803 were for third offenses, and 352 were for fourth or subsequent offenses resulting in lifetime revocation.
— Illinois Secretary of State

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