Whether it's a gathering after work, during the weekend or for a celebration, it is not uncommon for residents of legal drinking age in Iowa and elsewhere to grab a few drinks. While it is considered relatively harmless to have a few alcoholic drinks, if a person over consumes alcohol or has more than just a couple, it is more than likely that he or she will be above the legal limit. Although this is fine for those setting up a sober ride home, if a driver if above the legal limit, this is considered drunk driving. A drunk driver not only places their life at risk but also increases their chances of causing a drunk driving crash.
How big of a problem is alcohol-related accidents in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people die in alcohol-related collisions in the United States every day. That amounts to one death every 53 minutes, and an annual cost that totals more than $44 billion.