Common Times to Get a DUI

There is a 33 percent increase in driving under the influence (DUI) violations during the holiday season from “Blackout Wednesday” before Thanksgiving through January 2, data from SCRAM Systems and Alcohol Monitoring Systems shows.

Between 50 and 75 percent of drivers convicted of drunk driving continue to drive on suspended licenses.

DUIs increase 155 percent on New Year’s Eve, 33 percent on Christmas, and 30 percent on Thanksgiving.

The average drunk driver drives drunk 80 times before their first arrest.

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Roughly one-third of all drivers convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

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Injuries from drunk driving crashes happen roughly every 90 seconds.

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The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered "The 100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers because this corresponds with summer vacation.

Top Times of Day for DUIs

  1. 12 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  2. 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  3. 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  4. 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.
  5. 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  6. 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  7. 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  8. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  9. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  10. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  11. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Most Common Time of the Year for DUIs

  • Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve
  • Summer Months
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • Spring Break
  • Halloween Weekend
  • St. Patrick’s Day

Most Common Holidays for DUIs

  • New Year’s Eve
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • St. Patrick’s Day
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