2021 Wisconsin Drunk Driving Stats and number of deaths related to OWIs
In Wisconsin, there were 159 drunk driving deaths in 2018 and 136 drunk driving deaths in 2019. In 2020, Wisconsin is currently on pace to have around 145 fatalities related to drunk driving.
The state home to Brew City was recently recorded to have 7 out of 10 of the cities with the most bars per capita. Wisconsin had a total of 6326 arrests for a second offense OWI or higher in 2019 alone.
If you have a few drinks don’t drive, or you may end up being the one in an accident on I-94 Wisconsin.
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- In the US, 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes every day. That is roughly one person every 50 minutes. - According to the NHTSA
- In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in accidents caused by drunk driving - According to the NHTSA
- "Of the 50 most populous counties in the US, Milwaukee County has the most prevalent alcohol-impaired driving rates" - According to a study published by the NCBI
- Drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes are 4.5 times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than drivers with no alcohol in their system - According to the NHTSA
Drunk Driving Deaths from 1985-2018
Although the prevalence of drunk driving deaths has decreased over the past 38 years, this is largely due to the increased crackdown of drunk driving laws and automobile safety. There is still a large number of fatalities in recent years.
How many drunk driving deaths occurred in 2019?
It is estimated that there were around 11,640 drunk driving deaths in 2019. These numbers are based on the 38,800 fatalities in car crashes in 2019 and that roughly 30% of fatal crashes are caused by drunk driving in the United States according to the CDC.
How many Wisconsin drunk driving deaths occurred in 2019?
It is estimated that there were roughly 136 fatalities caused by drunk driving in Wisconsin. These numbers are based on the number of fatal crashes caused by drunk driving recorded by the Wisconsin DOT.
What is the Wisconsin OWI conviction rate?
In Wisconsin, the conviction rate is 93% according to the DMV. However, there is a big difference in the worst-case scenario and the best-case scenario.
The majority of people with a first offense OWI don’t think they need a lawyer - until after they’re convicted. Ask any DUI attorney and they’ll tell you: EVERYONE who faces a second DUI charge gets a lawyer because they’ve learned exactly how serious the charges are, and how much is at stake.
10 states with the most DUIs
Wisconsin has the 9th most DUI arrests in the United States with high arrest rates per capita as well.
|State||DUI Arrests||DUI Arrest Rate (per 100K)||DUI Fatalities||DUI Death Rate (per 100K)|
State DUI statistics are given by "https://backgroundchecks.org/which-states-have-the-worst-dui-problems.html" for the year 2018.
Drunk Driving Fatalities by County
Image from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5793384/figure/Fig2/
Wisconsin OWI Arrests by County
Wisconsin had a total of 6326 arrests for a second offense or higher OWI in 2019. Scroll down for county details given for 2019.
|Wisconsin County||2nd offense OWIs||3rd offense OWIs||4th offense OWIs||5th offense OWIs or higher|
|Fond du Lac||57||36||2||19|
Everyone knows that Wisconsin and specifically Milwaukee county love their sports teams and embrace the lifestyle of "Brew City". And they love to drink. Just make sure when you are celebrating a big win, you do so responsibly. The Wisconsin DUI penalties can be life-altering if you don't.
If you or a loved one does get pulled over for a DUI, DO NOT WAIT, call Grieve Law as soon as possible. We are the lawyers to help REDUCE OR DROP your DUI charges.
In Wisconsin, how long does a OWI charge stay on your record?
OWI charges and convictions in Wisconsin, whether your 1st Wisconsin OWI or your 10th could stay on your record for life.