SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah Highway Patrol released new statewide DUI numbers for January 2019 after the legal blood alcohol level changed from .08 to .05.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) tracked DUI arrests with 0.050-0.079 BAC levels and say they represent arrests by agencies across the state. 

There were 844 DUI arrests made across the state in January, according to DPS. Of the 844 DUI arrests made, they say 38 were made on individuals whose BAC results were between 0.050 and 0.079. 

A break down of the arrests show:

  • Seven of those arrested were under the age of 21
  • 24 were alcohol restricted drivers (meaning they had previous issues with alcohol and have restrictions placed on them by the courts or DMV. These people are not allowed to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system)
  • Two people had in addition to alcohol, a combination of illegal and or impairing prescriptions drugs in their system
  • One person refused to participate in testing with a police officer

In addition to the DUI numbers released UHP also released numbers for deadly alcohol-related crashed over the last four years. 

January 2016: officials say there were three alcohol-related deadly crashes that resulted in three deaths. In that same time, there were 163 alcohol-related crashes that resulted in 88 injuries. 

January 2017: In this year, there was one deadly alcohol-related crash and one death. There were however 149 alcohol-related crashes with 84 people injured, according to authorities.

January 2018: Authorities say two people died in an alcohol-related crash. They say there were 148 alcohol-related crashes and 84 people injured as a result of those crashes.

January 2019: There was one deadly alcohol-related death, 133 alcohol-related crashes, and 59 injuries as a result of these crashes.