Gender & Age



Of the cases monitored in 2020, Arizona observed that the majority of DUI and DUI Drug cases involved male offenders between the ages of 21 and 39, which is consistent with the data observed in 2019. 72% of all Arizona cases observed involved male offenders, while 62% involved an individual between the ages of 21 and 39, indicating that this population is consistently responsible for the most DUI and DUI Drug cases. Additionally, 6% of the cases observed involved individuals under the age of 21. As a part of MADD’s lifesaving mission, underage drinking prevention is crucial to the health and wellbeing of Arizona’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 2 . Because of this risk, MADD provides two programs in the fight against underage drinking; Power of Youth® and Power of Parents® . MADD’s Power of Youth® helps youth explore the real, short- and long-term impacts of drinking underage, including how it damages their brains and the long-lasting social consequences through interactive presentations delivered by certified facilitators. Power of Parents® helps parents use the power they have to keep their kids safe through ongoing, critical conversations with their children about alcohol and other drugs. MADD Arizona needs your help to prevent underage drinking as a way to combat impaired driving and prevent these needless tragedies. Reach out to your local MADD Arizona office to plan a Power of Youth® or Power of Parents® presentation and do your part to prevent underage drinking.

According to 2020 cases monitored, roughly 40% of cases represented double or triple the legal limit of .08 BAC. Although reaction time is affected after the first drink, there is definite impairment of muscle coordination and driving skills at .08; making chances for being involved in a crash 4 times higher 3 . Impairment causes delays to reaction time and control at .15, with the added risk of blackouts and loss of consciousness at .20. At this level, a person is 12 times more likely to cause a crash 3 . In review of 2018 fatality crash data, 67% of crashes involved at least one driver with a BAC of .15 or higher 4 . The only safe choice is NO alcohol when getting behind the wheel.


.0 – .08


.09 – .19 .20 Or Higher


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