According to a federal report in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost one in eight drivers 16 years of age or older drove while intoxicated in the last year. The study indicates that an estimated 30.6 million drivers were under the influence of alcohol, and 10.1 million admitted to being under the influence of drugs. The estimates were based on surveys of 213,350 motorists by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The survey also determined that DWI rates between 2006-2009 and 2002 through 2005 dropped from 14.6% to 13.2%. Comparing the same two time periods, DWAID (driving while impaired by drugs) fell from 4.8% to 4.3%.
Contact the Westchester County DWI Lawyers at the White Plains, New York Law Office of Mark A. Siesel toll free at (914) 428-7386 if you are charged with a DWI, Aggravated DWI, another criminal offense or a traffic infraction for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer to discuss your legal rights and options.