Although instances of drunk driving and the number of fatalities have declined nationwide over the past decade, some startling DUI statistics have been uncovered. According to the NHTSA, there were 10,511 people killed in drunk driving accidents in 2018. The same year, according to FBI estimates, there were more than 1 million DUI arrests across the United States. According to the 2016 NHTSA statistics, 28% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities were related to drunk driving. Even more startling is the average age of those drivers killed in drunk driving collisions. In 2017, drivers aged 16 to 24 accounted for 42% of drivers killed in alcohol-related crashes. In addition to being more likely to cause an accident, driving while intoxicated also increases the risk of driving recklessly and speeding due to lowered inhibitions.
KPIC reports that an allegedly impaired driver was busted near Snohomish going 192 m.p.h.
The incident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. on Sunday along US 2 near SR 9.
A Washington State Patrol Trooper was positioned to observe highway traffic to watch for speeders. He clocked a Corvette that was traveling at 192 m.p.h.
The driver exited the interstate at SR 9. Troopers were able to catch up to him near 96th Drive SE. The driver, identified as a 31-year-old male, was arrested and booked on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving.
Since statewide stay-at-home orders were given, there has been an uptick in the number of triple-digit speeders on interstates.
Just a few weeks ago, the Washington State Patrol busted one driver traveling at over 150 m.p.h. Other tweets from the agency showed drivers clocked at 127 m.p.h. and 120 m.p.h.