One of the most vexing problems facing law enforcement is that of drunk driving.
How big is the problem?
There are close to 235 billion car trips taken every year in the U.S. On average, one out of every two-thousand trips are made by drivers under the influence of alcohol.
And one out of every three fatal car crashes involves an intoxicated driver. In fact, every 53 minutes in America – someone is killed in a drunk driving car accident.
Thanks in part to the lobbying efforts of groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), states, including Connecticut, have moved aggressively in the last decade to cut the number of intoxicated drivers on the road.
Just what qualifies as “intoxicated” under Connecticut law?