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Top states for drunken driving arrests

5. Colorado

ColoradoDrivers in Colorado racked up 53.7 drunken driving arrests for every 10,000 residents in 2014, or more than 28,000 DUIs. Its drunken driving fatality rate reflected the national average, with 3 deaths per 100,000 residents, or 160 in 2014.

Until 2015, Colorado was one of only five states without a felony DUI law, which limited jail time, even for serial drunk drivers, to one year.

After a repeat offender killed a father and two young boys, Coloradoans passed a law classifying a fourth DUI conviction in one's lifetime a felony, punishable by up to six years in prison. Drivers busted for DUI in Colorado will see annual car insurance rates go up an average of 52 percent.


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