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California DUI Statistics

The following statistics and information are based on the most recent data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which is based off the year 2007:

General Overview

  • Per 100,000 licensed drivers, 863 people were arrested for DUI
  • The total number of drivers arrested for DUI was 203,866
  • The number of felony DUI arrests was 6,264
  • The number of misdemeanor DUI arrests was 197,602
  • The percentage of DUI convictions as of September 2007 is 75%
  • The number of alcohol-involved reckless driving convictions is 15,121
  • The percentage of alcohol-related reckless driving convictions as of September 2007 is 7.4%
  • There were 1,489 alcohol-involved fatalities
  • 30,783 people were injured in an alcohol-involved accident
  • 749 people were killed in drug-involved accidents
  • 2,464 people were injured in drug-involved accidents (some of these cases involved both alcohol and drugs)

License Suspensions/Revocations (Before Conviction):

  • .01 Zero tolerance suspensions: 22,112
  • There were 123,594 first-offender suspensions (with BAC of.08 or more)
  • There were 42,979 repeat offender suspensions (with BAC of .08 or more)
  • There were 3,528 repeat offender revocations (with BAC of .08 or more)
  • Action was taken against 2,903 commercial drivers
  • Chemical test refusal actions: 9,581
  • There were 426 suspensions for .01 test refusal
  • There were 5,627 suspensions for .08 test refusal
  • There were 3,528 revocations for .08 test refusal

License Suspension/Revocations (Post-Conviction)

  • 1061 juveniles had their licenses suspended
  • There were 124,436 first-offender suspensions
  • Of the 124,436 suspensions,122,102 were for misdemeanor charges
  • Of the 124,436 suspensions, 2,334 were for felony charges
  • There were 34,296 second offender S/R actions
  • Of the 34,296 S/R actions, 33,649 were for misdemeanor charges
  • Of the 34,296 S/R actions, 647 were for felony charges
  • There were 8,063 3rd offender revocations
  • Of the 8,063 revocations, 7,830 were for misdemeanor charges
  • Of the 8,063 revocations, 233 were for felony charges
  • There were 2,790 4th offender license revocations
  • The total number of suspensions and revocations in 2007 was 170,646

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and your license has been revoked or suspended, an Orange County DUI attorney at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry can help. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, please contact the office at (949) 537-2202!