Age & Gender
Age and gender data was confirmed for each case by using the local computers at Loudoun County Courthouse. • 21-29 year olds represented 31% of cases overall; followed by 22% within the ages of 30-39. • Based on cases monitored in 2020, 9% of defendants were underage. As a part of MADD’s lifesaving mission, underage drinking prevention is crucial to the health and wellbeing of Virginia’s youth. Studies show that youth who start drinking young are five times more likely to become alcohol dependent, which is likely to increase their chance of being involved in a drunk or drugged driving crash in their lifetime. Because of this risk, MADD provides two programs in the fight against underage drinking; Power of Youth® and Power of Parents® . Please visit https://www.madd.org/the-solution/teen-drinking-prevention/ to learn more about MADD’s programs.
Stay at Home orders did not cease impaired driving in the state. Many stores and restaurants offered curbside pickup options. This means individuals could pre-order alcohol at many stores and drive off after obtaining their order. MADD plans to continue to monitor cases in Loudoun County in 2021 to see how the pandemic has affected overall case numbers and dispositions.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY DRUNK OR DRUG- IMPAIRED DRIVING, MADD IS HERE TO HELP. CALL OUR VICTIM/ SURVIVOR 24-HOUR HELPLINE AT 877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).
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