Posted: Feb 4, 2013 4:31 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: Feb 4, 2013 4:42 PM
BOZEMAN - After partying for the Super Bowl, how many didn't play it safe going home?
Montana Highway Patrol describes the weekend as a "typical weekend," in terms of incidents across the state.
For the Bozeman District, there was just one drunk driver reported, however that person was never found. There were three crashes across the area, none of which were alcohol related. Across the state, a total of 9 DUI arrests were made by Montana Highway Patrol between 4 p.m. and midnight Sunday, creating what is described as an average weekend for the state.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, 38% of traffic fatalities in Montana were alcohol related, with the national average at 31%. The best state in that study reported just 18% of its fatal crashes to be alcohol related.
Over the last several years, Montana has been bringing those numbers down, with more than 100 alcohol related vehicle deaths in 2007 to 81 in 2011.