Drunk driving deaths were highest in the first year that data collection started, which was 608 fatalities in 1982.

The percentage of traffic fatalities that were alcohol related was also highest the same year, with 58 percent. The year with the lowest number of drunk driving deaths recorded was 2000, with 229.

In 2004, a total of 774 traffic fatalities were reported, with 278 of those, or 36 percent, being alcohol-related.