Drunk Driving & Car Accident Statistics

DUI & Car Accident Statistics in Virginia

Drunk driving is an unavoidable event, even if you are not the one that is impaired you can still be a part of the result of someone else’s negligent behavior. Hiring a DUI attorney to help defend you is the first step in helping you thru this process. Based on data gathered from 1996 to 2021 the percentage of total crashes involving alcohol impairment in Virginia has trended downward each year. In 1996, there were a total of 11,220 crashes, with 8.6% of them involving alcohol. In 2021, the number of accidents decreased to 6,749 with just 5.7% of them being alcohol related.

DUI Accidents by Virginia County

The statistics released by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Highway Safety Office include a breakdown of DUI-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries by county. The most recent report covers 2018 to 2022.

The counties with the most alcohol-related crashes were:

  • Fairfax County—650 crashes
  • Prince William County—384 crashes
  • Chesterfield County—329 crashes
  • Henrico County—291 crashes

Counties with the highest DUI fatalities from 2018 to 2022 were:

  • Fairfax County—22 deaths
  • Henrico County—12 deaths
  • Prince William County—11 deaths
  • Albemarle and Norfolk County—10 deaths each

Counties with the highest DUI-accident injuries from 2018 to 2022 were:

  • Fairfax County—383 injuries
  • Prince William County—187 injuries
  • Loudon County—165 injuries
  • Norfolk City—144 injuries

According to the report, there’s one crash every 4.3 minutes in Virginia, and 2.8 lives are lost daily.

Montgomery Kelley & Dennett are here to help!

Have you or a loved one suffered from an injury from a drunk driver in Yorktown, Virginia or the surrounding areas? At Montgomery, Kelley & Dennett we have decades of combined legal experience and will aggressively pursue the fair compensation you deserve.