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January 2019 DUI arrests with 0.050-0.079 BAC levels

Monday April 1, 2019

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has tallied the statewide 0.050-0.079 blood alcohol content (BAC) DUI numbers for January 2019. The numbers represent arrests by agencies across the state.

Statewide there were 844 DUI arrests made in January. Of those 844 arrests, 38 were made on individuals whose BAC results were between 0.050 and 0.079. Here is a breakdown of those 38 arrests:

  • 4 per se arrests were made in Utah during the month of January where individuals had a BAC between 0.050 – 0.079.
  • 7 were under 21 years of age
  • 24 were alcohol restricted drivers (meaning they have had prior issues with alcohol and the courts and/or the Driver License Division has placed a restriction on them and they are not allowed to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system)
  • 2 had a combination of illegal and/or impairing prescription drugs in their systems in addition to alcohol
  • 1 refused to participate in testing by a police officer

UPDATE: Alcohol related crash and fatal alcohol related crash comparison:

  • January 2016: 3 alcohol related fatal crashes, resulting in 3 deaths – 163 alcohol related crashes, resulting in 88 injured persons
  • January 2017: 1 alcohol related fatal crash, resulting in 1 death – 149 alcohol related crashes, resulting in 78 injured persons
  • January 2018: 2 alcohol related fatal crashes, resulting in 2 deaths – 148 alcohol related crashes, resulting in 84 injured persons
  • January 2019: 1 alcohol related fatal crash, resulting in 1 death – 133 alcohol related crashes, resulting in 59 injured persons 



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