ATLANTA, GA (CBS) — According to the CDC, during 2012, more than 4 million people admitted to driving drunk in the preceding 30 days.
Researchers say they analyzed self-reported data from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey to estimate the prevalence, number of episodes, and annual rate of alcohol-impaired driving.READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
The CDC says alcohol-impaired driving accidents account for about one-third of all crash fatalities in the United States.READ MORE: Homeowner's Body Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses
Additionally, the report says 85 percent of alcohol-impaired driving incidents were reported by individuals who also reported binge drinking.
Four percent of the adult population, who admitted to binge drinking at least four times a month, accounted for more than 60 percent of alcohol-impaired driving episodes.MORE NEWS: 'Sad Day In The Rescue World': Animal Advocates Fear Proposed Legislation Would Force Dog Owners To Give Up Pets
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