DUI checkpoint scheduled for New Canaan
Published 2:53 pm, Monday, June 23, 2014
The New Canaan Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint some time during the next two weeks.
In data provided by the NCPD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
in 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.
every day, almost 30 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.
at all levels of blood alcohol concentration, the risk of being involved in a crash is greater among young people than older.
among drivers with BAC levels of .08 percent or higher involved in fatal crashes in 2010, more than one out of every three were between 21 and 24 years of age. The next two largest groups were 25- to 34-year-olds and 35- to 44-year-olds.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 319 traffic fatalities in Connecticut. Of those, 43 percent were alcohol-related and 38 percent of those drivers had a BAC of .08 percent or higher.