In 2011, there were 359 severe injuries in Montana that were alcohol and/or drug related. 41.6 percent of all Montana traffic fatalities were alcohol and/or drug related. Montana’s alcohol-related fatality rate (the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities per hundred million vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in Montana) was 0.82 in 2010.
Fatalities involving a BAC of 0.08+ has decreased from a high of 108 persons in 2005 to 73 in 2010. Although there have been reductions in the number of alcohol/drug-related fatalities from 2006-2011, on average each year in Montana, alcohol/drug-related driving has been a factor in 10% of all crashes, roughly 20% of all injuries, and almost 50% of deaths on Montana’s roads.
Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan
Recognizing the severity of the problem in Montana, the following programs are in place to address impaired driving at the state and local levels, encompassing numerous education, enforcement, engineering, and treatment efforts.
Missoula County, DUI Task Force Coordinator