shocking Statistics

2016 Wisconsin Alcohol Related Statistics

28,790 people were arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin =  79 DRUNK DRIVERS ARRESTED A DAY

5,153 drunk drivers were involved in crashes in Wisconsin = 14 CRASHES A DAY CAUSED BY A DRUNK DRIVER

Alcohol-related crashes killed 143 people in Wisconsin = A LIFE IS LOST EVERY 3 DAYS (NHTSA results 193 as they include ATVs, Boats, etc.)

Alcohol-related crashes injured 2,933 individuals in Wisconsin = 8 PEOPLE INJURED A DAY BY A DRUNK DRIVER


  • In 2016, 10,497 people died in the U.S. in alcohol-impaired crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • There was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 51 minutes in 2016. 
  • There were 29 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities every day on average in 2016 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration