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Report: Oklahoma is too drunk to drive

by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am •  Published: June 30, 2014

In a recent nationwide survey, Oklahomans reported the third highest average blood alcohol content levels.

Overall, Oklahomans who used BACtrack, a mobile breathalyzer, reported an average BAC of .096 percent, which is above the legal limit and was one of the highest reported averages BACs in the U.S.

Data used in the BACtrack Consumption Report was collected from users with location services turned on and does not represent data from all users.

Overall, Montana and South Dakota had the highest average BAC results in the country, each with 0.10 percent.

The other states in the top ten were West Virginia (0.098%), Oklahoma (0.096 percent), Idaho (0.089 percent), Vermont (0.087 percent), Tennessee (0.087 percent) and Wisconsin, Nevada and Massachusetts, all with 0.086 percent.

The five states with the lowest reported BACs were New Hampshire (0.012 percent), Delaware (0.027 percent), Utah (0.029 percent), Arkansas (0.037 percent), and Wyoming (0.051 percent).

The majority of Oklahoma users live in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City’s average BAC was .123, and Tulsa’s average BAC was .062.

Both Tulsa and OKC rank in the top 25 cities in terms of tests per user.


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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