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Drunk Driving Deaths in Florida

Driving While Intoxicated is a Crime in Florida

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According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, there are many arrests each year in the State of Florida for driving a motor vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) but law enforcement still lags far behind the ability to curtail and stop tragic deaths on Florida roads due to drunk driving. The Florida DMV reports:

2011 DUI Statistics

  • 33,625 DUI convictions statewide in Florida
  • 55,722 DUI tickets were issued in Florida in 2011
  • 9,328 were issued by the Florida Highway Patrol
  • 23,649 were issued by Florida Police
  • 21,868 were issued by Florida Sheriffs.

Additionally, the DMV has discovered that some areas of Florida appear to have more likelihood of drunk driving on their streets than others. From the DMV's 2010 statistics:

Florida DUI Convictions by Florida Counties

  1. Hillsborough County (Tampa) - 3,256
  2. Miami-Dade - (Miami) - 2,274
  3. Duval County - (Jacksonvile Area) - 2,222
  4. Pinellas County (St Petersburg) - 1,824
  5. Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach) - 1,561
  6. Orange County (Orlando) - 1,383
  7. Brevard County (Melbourne) - 1,072
  8. Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) - 985
  9. Drunk Driving Deaths in Florida

Mothers Against Drunk Driving have tallied that in Florida in 2010, 678 people died due to drunk driving and the number rose in 2011 to 716.  The Florida state statistics show this for the following Florida counties:

 

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BROWARD COUNTY FLORIDA DUI DEATHS

2007: 228 deaths due to drunk driving
2008: 253 deaths due to drunk driving
2009: 189 deaths due to drunk driving
2010: 179 deaths due to drunk driving
2011: 160 deaths due to drunk driving

 

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MIAMI DADE COUNTY FLORIDA DUI DEATHS

2007: 271 deaths due to drunk driving
2008: 310 deaths due to drunk driving
2009:260 deaths due to drunk driving
2010: 246 deaths due to drunk driving
2011: 248 deaths due to drunk driving

 

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PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA DUI DEATHS

2007:198 deaths due to drunk driving
2008: 206 deaths due to drunk driving
2009:151 deaths due to drunk driving
2010:123 deaths due to drunk driving
2011: 113 deaths due to drunk driving

Sources:

Florida Department of Motor Vehicles
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
Florida Department of Health

 

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