Heather Orchard, Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving



I put together this brochure last night, which I will use as a marketing and informational
tool for my Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.
*If you are interested in using this brochure for promotional or marketing purposes
please email me at heatherorchard88@gmail.com
*Also, if anyone is interested in having me as a spokesperson,
 please feel welcome to contact me for appearance purposes.

Mrs. Idaho Intl. 2015


    This will be the first Mrs. Idaho pageant I will be competing for, and I am so glad to be competing for the International Pageant System.  The International Pageant System promotes today's married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage.

    I represented the International Pageant System in 2011 as Miss Idaho International, and had the experience of a life time!  While, one of the most rewarding experiences I had as a Licensed Professional was becoming affiliated with the American Cancer Society and the Look Good… Feel Better Program, which helps improve the self-image, appearance, and quality of life of people undergoing cancer treatment by teaching beauty techniques to help them cope with the appearance related consequences of cancer treatment and restore their appearance and self-confidence through active learning in group, one-on-one, or self help situations.  Through LGFB I was able to use my gift to let a women’s inner beauty shine outward.

“I believe there is a vision for my life greater than my imagination can hold.  
That dream has brought me to be a light, a hope & understanding to share some sense of illumination that maybe reflects peoples lives and touches it.” (Oprah Winfrey)

    This message still holds true to me, as I aspire to be more than just known as a “public figure” not only to hold the title and crown of Mrs Idaho International, but to serve as a voice and inspiration to all whom I meet along my journey.  To leave a legacy behind of truly making an impact in the lives of other’s through my service.

    I can not wait to step foot on the Idaho International stage on March 7, 2015, because I am in a new chapter of my life.  Now I not only have the support of my loving parents who have watched me compete for a numerous amount of years, but I also have my own family, with my two beautiful children and the most amazing husband to be there to share this wonderful experience with.  Being chosen as Mrs Idaho International is more than a pretty crown and sash, it is an honor, a duty and a service that is meant to make a difference, and that difference has an impact.  It is the empowerment of women around the world representing the International Pageant System, using their voices to create awareness, educate, and inspire people to create a movement.  This is what I want to do in Idaho with my platform working with the MADD Organization.  In high school I was impacted by the message of "Drunk Driving," when my best friend, Michelle Mack, had lost her older brother to a drunk driving accident.  I remember they brought his vehicle and placed it in the front of our high school campus to show the results of a drunk driving accident.  It was something at a young age I will never forget, and that was how I first got involved with MADD.  Then on July 25, 3013 I was hit head on by a drunk driver.  My story as a victim and survivor of a drunk driving accident I hope will create that same impact towards the youth of Idaho.  Right after my accident I was reached out to by Channel 6 News and numerous newspaper publications to get my story.  Ever since I have been affiliated with the Boise Police DUI and Night STEP team to stop drunk driving.  I am an advocate for MADD as a victim and survivor on their National Website and in the State of Idaho.  I have so many great opportunities in the works for my campaign with MADD to create awareness and prevention of drunk driving.  One of the most exciting opportunities I have is in creating a documentary with the Boise Police DUI and Night STEP Team, as well as the MADD Organization, and voicing the stories of the victims and survivors.  My hope is that this documentary will catch the attention on a National level to be made publicized.  I want it to be used as an informational and  educational tool in high schools and in State probational facilities that are working with DUI offenders.  This documentary will create awareness to everyone who is out there driving on our public roads, by keeping everyone safe and making the right decision to never drink and drive.  Please support me and my family by pledging to never drink and drive, and to follow us on our campaign to end drunk driving.  "Driving is not the KEY to living."  (Heather Mallary-Orchard)


MADD, Keep Your Families Safe

Cars for MADD

Help your family and friends become aware of this great 

cause. MADD makes 
car donations easy. 

At Cars for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), we appreciate your kind gesture to think about us when it’s time to let go of your old vehicle. Donating a car to charity is a small act with a big impact. You can make a difference in the community by showing support to our non-profit organization.
Every year, drunk driving crashes claim thousands of lives, leave hundreds of thousands injured, and render countless numbers of people scarred for life—physically and psychologically; not to mention the billions of dollars such reckless and unfortunate incidents cost America.
You can take a stand against drunk driving through charity car donation. The proceeds of your donation will help fund our vital programs, not just to put a permanent stop to this dangerous and costly road behavior, but also to support its victims in many different ways.
In addition, we use the money to improve our efforts in supporting the law enforcement, spreading social awareness, and developing technologies to prevent drunk driving.
Yearly, Cars for MADD provides our organization with the resources necessary to serve tens of thousands of survivors and the families of victims across the United States. MADD has helped save over 300,000 lives and counting—all because of the aid of Good Samaritans like you.
We’re here to help you donate your vehicle to charity as trouble-free as possible. We provide all the necessary assistance you need to make the process a breeze.
  • Tax Benefits
  • Paperwork Assistance
  • Fast Pick-up (usually next day)
We accept any types of vehicles in nearly all conditions—be it a car, van, truck, RV, motorcycle, boat, or farm equipment.
Learn more about Cars for MADD and the ways that we can be of assistance to you. Contact us today at 855-448-6233 or use our online form for inquiries.

Saving lives with ignition interlocks





What is an Intoxalock ignition interlock device?

An Intoxalock ignition interlock device is a state-of-the-art breath alcohol monitoring device that integrates a fuel cell based breathalyzer with your vehicle’s ignition system. When a breath sample is submitted, Intoxalock tests the sample for the presence of alcohol. Using a fuel cell technology developed by Intoxalock for the ignition interlock industry, the device will display the breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) of the sample on the LED screen.* If the BrAC is below the legal standard for your state, the vehicle will start. If a violation is detected, the vehicle will not start until a safe sample has been provided.

Home and fleet alcohol monitoring

Electronic monitoring [Home alcohol monitoring] reduces offenders’ risk of failure by 31 percent.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, 2011
Electronic monitoring [Home alcohol monitoring] may increase over time as states seek less expensive alternatives to imprisonment. The cost of imprisonment is about 6 times higher than the cost of electronic monitoring.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, 2011

Ignition interlocks

“A wealth of research continues to show that drivers compelled to install ignition interlock device or IIDs in their vehicles tend to have far fewer alcohol-related crashes, than drivers who have had their license suspended after being convicted of a DUI offense. Not only that, as a study in contrasts, IIDs are more effective than other methods at reducing re-arrest among convicted drunk drivers and keeping them off the road.”
Source: John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs, 2014
All 50 states have some sort of ignition interlock law. Fifteen states—Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington—have mandatory ignition interlock provisions for all offenses. Illinois and Colorado’s laws are not mandatory for a first conviction, but there are strong incentives to install an interlock device [ignition interlock device, IID] on the first conviction.
Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2014

Alcohol-impaired driving killed more than 10,000 people in the United States [in 2009], making driving while intoxicated (DWI) one of our Nation’s most important highway safety issues. Increasingly, states are using ignition interlocks [ignition interlock devices, IID] as a key part of their overall strategy to reduce the incidence of DWI and to save lives.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010
There is clear evidence that the ignition interlock device (IID), installed in the offender’s vehicle, is substantially more effective than license suspension in deterring DUI recidivism. The overall reduction in recidivism realized by ignition interlock device (IID) use is enhanced by increased duration of installation – a sanction effect not observed for license suspension.
Source: NIAAA Final Report, 2008
Over 90% of ignition interlock [car breathalyzer] users reported that the device has been successful to very successful in preventing them from drinking and driving; over 90% also reported that the ignition interlock has been effective or somewhat effective in changing their drinking habits.
Source: Drew Malloy, American Probation and Parole Association, 2007

http://www.intoxalock.com/idaho

21 DAYS IN SUPPORT OF 21



21 DAYS IN SUPPORT OF 21


POWERTALK 21 is MADD’s annual national effort to call on parents to talk to their teens about not drinking alcohol until age 21.

This year, every day from April 1-21, MADD will join communities across the nation to help parents and caregivers start potentially lifesaving conversations about alcohol with their teens through the Power of Parents program, nationally sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.

Research says that parents are the number one influencer of their child’s decisions about alcohol. Your teens are listening. What are you saying?

Share our Infographic: Based on MADD’s survey of teens, they say they are 80% less likely to drink alcohol underage when their parent give clear no use messages. View Infographic to see what parent message works best, related results and life-alterning consequences. Then share it with other parents!

I am so excited to be apart of this movement!  See how you can get involved @
 http://www.madd.org/underage-drinking/powertalk-21/2014-events.html#sthash.sHDXW0Jg.dpuf

Advocate for Change


It takes only two minutes, but the impact can last a lifetime.


By participating, you will help pass legislation to keep our roads safe from drunk driving and to prevent underage drinking.


You can only participate in the campaigns in your state, including pending federal legislation.
We thank you for your concern and your active participation in the legislative process.  And, remember, every letter counts!

Life-saving legislation in your state:


Life-saving federal legislation:

Support a Stronger Child Endangerment Law
In 2011, 226 child (under the age of 15) passengers died in drunk driving crashes. Please help improve the DUI Child Endangerment law in your state.
Support the Charitable Automobile Red-Tape Simplification (CARS) Act
The Charitable Automobile Red-Tape Simplification (CARS) Act, H.R. 4960, would help stop discouraging citizens from donating their vehicles to charity.
House: Drunk Driver Repeat Offender Prevention (DDROP) Act
Drunk Driver Repeat Offender Prevention (DDROP) Act of 2013
House: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
I write today to ask you to sign Congressman Jim Costa's letter to the House Appropriations Committee in support of a long-term funding strategy for Victims of Crime Act assistance grants, known as VOCA funding.
Senate: Drunk Driver Repeat Offender Prevention (DDROP) Act
Drunk Driver Repeat Offender Prevention (DDROP) Act of 2013
Senate: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
I write today to ask you to sign Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Mike Crapo's letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of additional funding for the Victims of Crime Act assistance grants, known as VOCA funding.
Support Alisa's Law
Alisa's Law would push states to require the use of ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk driving offenders. States that fail to comply would face a reduction in federal transportation funding.

February is Heart Month

Happy Valentines Day

I just received my Mrs. Central Idaho banner in the mail on Valentines Day <3






My husband, Nathan and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day and 
date night to follow.  I am so grateful and blessed to have such 
an amazing husband, who makes me feel beautiful and 
loved every single day!  

History of Drinking and Driving

As long as there have been motorized vehicles, there have been intoxicated drivers. Initially, without the high-tech equipment we have today it was difficult to prove someone was drunk. The determination was made solely by the arresting officer. It would be necessary that they take several things into careful consideration including how erratic the driving was and the driver’s behavior. Field Sobriety Tests (FST) also aided law enforcement. Imposing specific tests on suspects helped improve reliability and provide some stability to officer’s decisions. 

  • In 1910, New York was the first state to adopt a law against drinking and driving, with California and other states soon following. These early DUI laws simply history of drunk driving laws in the u.s.prohibited driving while intoxicated, but there was so set definition of what level of intoxication qualified as drunk driving.
  • In 1936, after the repeal of prohibition in 1933, Dr. Harger, an Indiana University professor of toxicology and biochemistry, patented the Drunkometer. The device was balloon-like and people breathed into it to determine intoxication. The color of the air, when mixed with a chemical solution, determined the amount of intoxication.
  • In 1938, thanks to research by the American Medical Association and the National Safety Council, 0.15 percent became the first commonly-used legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
  • In 1953, Robert Borkenstein, a former police captain and university professor, invented the Breathalyzer. This machine used chemical oxidation and photometry to determine alcohol concentration. All a person would have to do is blow into the machine and it would measure the alcohol vapors in their breath. This would show the level of alcohol in their blood.  The Breathalyzer was easier to use and more accurate than the Drunkometer, which made it the perfect test for police officers to use when determining whether someone had too much to drink.
  • In 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, or MADD, was founded by Candy Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed on her way home from a school carnival by a drunk driver. The driver had three previous DUI convictions and was out on bail from a hit-and-run arrest two days earlier. When MADD was founded in 1980, more than 21,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes each year.  Lightner and MADD helped to change the public’s attitudes about drunk driving. The group pushed for tougher legislation for those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. MADD also successfully pushed to have the legal drinking age raised.
  • In 1984, The National Minimum Drinking Age Act required states to pass individual legislation raising the drinking age to 21.
  • In 1998, as part of TEA-21, a new Federal incentive grant was created to encourage states to adopt a .08 BAC illegal per se level.
  • In 2000, Congress adopted .08 BAC as the national illegal limit for impaired driving.

MADD Valentine


Teen, Miss, and Mrs Idaho Intl. Pageant

Tickets are now on SALE for the 2015 Idaho International Pageants. Please contact the number on the photo to order your tickets or visit the Nampa Civic Center website. All tickets are 25.00 General seating., no seat saving 1st come 1st seated. Doors open at 530pm, please come early as the 3 reigning state title holders as well as the 3 National Title holders will be available for photos and autographs in the lobby prior to doors opening.

Please Visit my MADD Victim/Survivor Page @


Please Visit my MADD Victim/Survivor Page @


All Funds go to support the MADD Organization in Ending Drunk Driving

Treasure Valley DUI Task Force


The mission of the Treasure Valley DUI Task Force is to ensure that everyone gets home safely through no-exception DUI enforcement. The task force hopes to reduce the amount of tragic DUI related traffic deaths and incidents, and to make sure everyone gets home safely. Please, do your part and help ensure that we all have a safe night here in Boise.

Boise Police DUI STEP Team


In 2013 Boise Police Officers arrested 1,064 Drivers for driving under the influence. 
BPDs Night STEP team is responsible for most of the city's DUI arrests. STEP stands for Selected Traffic Enforcement Program. Night STEP officers have specialized training in recognition, arrest, and prosecution of drunk drivers.
About Drunk Driving:
In Idaho, a blood alcohol content of .08 or above is considered impaired, and legally drunk.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all 50 states have now passed .08 BAC laws for impaired driving.   An NHTSA study shows nearly 97% of Americans view drinking and driving by others as a threat to their families and themselves. The study found Americans rank drunk driving ahead of healthcare, poverty, the environment and gun control as an important social issue. The majority of Americans support increased enforcement efforts, according to the NHTSA.
National statistics show 40% of those killed in auto accident are involved in alcohol related crashes.
Boise Police Recommend You:
  • Plan ahead! If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver or plan to take a taxicab, a driving service to get home.
  • Plan to spend the night where the activity is held. 
  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages at your gathering.
  • Report impaired drivers immediately to your local law enforcement -  call 911.
  • Always buckle up. Seat belts are your best defense against an impaired driver
MADD CRISIS LINE: (800) 680-6233 / MADD Idaho: 208-853-3700
Free Help for Local Bars & Restaurants
The Boise Police Department offers classes for local bar and restaurant employees on serving alcohol responsibly. The education covers how to recognize fake ID's, how to read Idaho ID's, and Idaho laws on serving alcohol. The education is free to any Boise business.
For more information, please contact Officer Jermaine Galloway at JGalloway@cityofboise.org.

Every Two out of Three




A recent study, released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the financial impact of motor vehicle crashes, shows that if drunk driving continues at its present level, an average of two out of three people in the United States will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. This is a significant increase over previous data, which estimated that one in three people will be involved.
Other significant drunk driving findings from the study include:
  • The economic impact of drunk driving is second only to speeding.
  • The annual cost of drunk driving in the U.S. is $199 billion, which is up from previous estimates of $132 billion.
  • The number of injuries each year attributed to drunk driving is 290,000, which is down from previous estimates of 345,000 injuries.
  • The number of crashes each year that involve a drunk driver is 2.65 million, which is up from 2.09 million in 2000.
This should serve as a wake-up call. There is no denying the devastating impact of drunk driving on our families, communities, and the country as a whole. Luckily, the solution is simple: just don’t drink and drive. It’s not worth it.
For more information about MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, visit www.madd.org/campaign.

Always Have a Designated Driver


Volunteer in Idaho to Eliminate Drunk Driving

MOTHER'S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

Volunteers are the heart and soul of MADD. It is their compassion and determination that drives the organization and it is their tireless efforts that have accomplished so much. Join these ordinary citizens who have become extraordinary activists in saving lives.
Whether you’re interested in volunteering a couple of time a year or a couple of times a week, there’s a place for you at MADD. And we have a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise.



Be an Advocate for Change
Work to strengthen existing laws and enact new ones.

Lend a Shoulder
Become a trained victim advocate and provide emotional support to drunk driving victims/survivors as well as guide them through the criminal justice system.

Speak Out
Join the Speaker’s Bureau program and speak at schools, civic groups, clubs and other organizations.

Raise Funds
Get involved with Walk Like MADD, our fun and family-friendly 5K in your community to help raise awareness and funds for MADD.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
Participate in our public awareness events such as parades, fairs, and safe proms and graduation events.

Tie One On
Distribute MADD red ribbons to encourage people not to drink and drive. Tie a MADD red ribbon on your vehicle to show your commitment to driving safe and sober.

Empower Parents and Youth in the Community
Facilitate educational workshops throughout the community, empowering parents to speak with their children about alcohol, and assisting youth in learning about the dangers of underage drinking before they are of legal age. 

Help a Victim be Heard
Coordinate a victim impact panel by assigning victim speakers and registering drunk driving offenders.

Utilize Office Skills
Answer phones, file, copy, type or perform other office support duties.


Visit the Courts
Ensure that drunk driving offenders are punished to the fullest extent of the law by monitoring court cases and reporting outcomes to the community and media.

MADD Walk, Boise

WHEN
JUNE 13, 2015
WHERE
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK
WHAT TIME
7:30A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Click here to Register

We walk to end drunk driving.

Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD?
Just in time for MADD’s 35th anniversary, we are revamping our signature event, Walk Like MADDWalk Like MADD is the only large-scale, community-based activity that provides those personally impacted by drunk driving, and their network of supporters and friends, the opportunity to take steps to stop drunk driving in their community and nationwide.
In 2015, the focus will be on creating an even more meaningful event experience that focuses on sending a clear message: Drunk Driving Ends Here. Walkers will be able to remember what or who brought them there, feel inspired to do even more to stop this violent crime, and commit to end drunk driving in their community.
If you’ve never attended one of our Walk events, now is the time to change that. With events in over 80 cities this year, this is your chance to take an active role in eliminating drunk driving in your community. 
Go to walklikemadd.org to create a team or sign up as an individual. Every dollar raised puts us one step closer to ending drunk driving once and for all.

Don't Drink and Drive





July 25th 2013 I was hit in a head on collision by a drunk driver.  The driver who was driving drunk was only 21 years old, and this wasn't his first offense for driving under the influence.  The estimated speed of the impact was 120 mph.  I walked away with a severe trauma to my spine, a broken hand, leg, and nose, but I am lucky to still be alive.  While the man that did this will suffer the consequences from the decisions he made to drink and drive as he sits in jail for the next 10 years of his life...

David Lee Camacho was driving under the influence of alcohol, his car was out of control.  He was 20 feet away from my vehicle, when I knew that there was nothing I could do to stop the impact of our vehicles.  He first swerved off of the road around the car in-front of me.  He was in the lane of oncoming traffic and not slowing down...  As our vehicles hit, I remember thinking this is it, brace yourself.  I put my arms and hands up in-front of my face just as we hit, hoping to stop the glass from the windshield from going into my skin.  After the shock wore off and I was able to catch my breath, I looked out to see that the other vehicle was on fire and instantaneously began bursting into flames. My adrenaline kicked in and I jumped out of my car running over to the other vehicle to see if anyone was still inside.  There was a young man inside.  He had no clothes on, except his underwear.  I was shocked at first to see this, but he wasn't really responding. A man from the vehicle behind me was there.  He began trying to pull the driver out of the drivers seat window. I began trying to open the vehicles doors, but half of them were smashed in.  The drivers leg was mangled under the dash of the steering wheel.  I didn't know if we were going to be able to get him out or not. As another man came running over from one of the houses near by, I panicked screaming if anyone had called 911.  No response...  The adrenaline in me allowed me to think and act fast.  I went to my vehicle found to find my cell phone and dialed 911. As the flames were getting bigger and began sparking, I looked down to see that there was gasoline running from my vehicle straight towards us.  I thought it was going to catch on fire at any second.  I was on the phone with emergency response as people began to clear the area for the car to blow.  I ran over to the side of the road and laid on the dirt ground.  As I was laying there my body was beginning to feel the pain from the accident.  I was still on the phone with emergency response.  They sent in a helicopter, two fire trucks, numerous police vehicles, and three ambulances. I don't remember who reached me first.  It was a man, he picked me up and carried me over to the the other side of the road.  There was another passenger who was a minor in the  car with the drunk driver.  He had gotten gotten out and ran after the initial collision.  He was laying beside me as the paramedics were checking us out. His ribs were broken.  I asked if the driver was ok, and if they had gotten his out of his vehicle. They kept telling me not to worry about the driver, but I wanted to know.  I needed to know, because I needed to know if he was alive.  There were so many people standing around and watching. Paramedics, Police Officers, and Firefighters kept coming by asking if I was alright.  When I got to the emergency room that night after the accident, I felt so blessed to have my family with me.  There was no greater feeling than to know that someone from above must have been watching out for me. Shortly after in the hospital I learned from the police officers that the driver that hit me was drunk and that this was not his first offense and that he had been driving on a suspended license.  My heart sunk into my chest, because this was the man that I was willing to risk my life for, by trying to save his life from his burning vehicle.  I wasn't sure if it was normal to feel resentment or not.  After time I realized that what I did in the moment was right, because now he has the time to change his life around.  He was only 21 years old and will sit in prison for the next 10 years of his life, because of the decisions he made to drink and drive...


I Need Your Pledge Today!


                   PLEDGE TO ELIMINATE DRUNK DRIVING 

In 2006, in response to the over 13,000 people who were being killed each year in drunk driving
crashes, MADD launched the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®which focuses on three
important steps we all can take today to stop drunk driving tomorrow:
  • Support our heroes.  Support high-visibility law enforcement to catch drunk drivers and
    discourage others from driving drunk.
  • Sober to start.  Require ignition interlock devices, or in-car breathalyzers, for all drunk
    drivers, to prove they are sober before their car will start.
  • Secure the future.  Support the development of technology to determine automatically
    whether or not the driver is above the legal limit of .08 and failing to operate if the driver
    is drunk.
The Campaign has been structured to maximize the number of lives saved as quickly as possible
and, when fully implemented, is projected to save 8,000 lives per year.  
Today, we can see a
future without drunk driving, but we need your help to get there. 
Please join us in the
fight by pledging to support the 
Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving and its three vital
components today.
                    




Mother's Against Drunk Driving

General Drunk Driving
An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest.

50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.

The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds (23.4 percent).

Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.

On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.

In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 52 minutes - and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.

In the United States, the number of drunk driving deaths has been cut in half since MADD was founded in 1980.

Children
In 2012, 239 child passengers (under age 15) were killed in drunk driving crashes – representing 20 percent of all child traffic fatalities. Of those, more than half (52 percent) were passengers in a vehicle with the drunk driver.

Nature of alcohol impairment
Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but rather by the amount of alcohol drunk over time.

A standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which contain the same amount of alcohol.

The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour.

Arrests 
Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested.

About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.