DUI has not always been a pressing issue in Idaho; however, an
increase in DUI incidents has raised flags in Idaho over the past
Statistics show that an average of 1900 DUI’s a year in Idaho result in
an average of 100 fatalities and an average of 200 serious
injuries. DUI driving fatalities make up an average of 35% of all
fatal motor vehicle accidents in Idaho every year.
These statistics are staggering, but you may be saying to yourself,
‘not all DUI’s end in death.’ Well, you’re correct! The
lucky survivors of DUI accidents may ‘walk away’ with injuries and be
faced with life-long inflictions of pain and deformity. Now do
you think it makes it less-of-a-tragedy if victims
More likely than not, by the way, the injury or fatality is not
suffered by the driver who is impaired; instead, it is the innocent
mother who was on her way home from grocery shopping, or the 7 year old
boy who was being picked up from soccer practice. Are their lives
less important than your temporary buzz?!
In addition to the personal destruction caused by DUI’s, an estimated
$330,000,000 in costs is paid in DUI damages every year.