This is not a statistic Dallas wanted — we rank really high in several categories of drunk driving collisions and fatalities.
Dallas’ rate of fatal car accidents involving drunken driving is a whopping 41.4 percent. That ranks the city No. 5 of the nation’s 25 most populous cities in fatal car accidents involving intoxication.
Here’s how it’s broken down: Dallas’ population is an estimated 1.2 million, making it the ninth most populous city in the country. It ranks fourth in fatal crashes per 1,000 people (about 1.15) and fifth in fatal accidents involving intoxication (about 0.48). That puts Dallas at a rate of 41.4 percent, behind only Denver, Houston, Chicago and Phoenix. Austin was also in the top 10, with a rate of 40.3 percent, and Fort Worth was 12th at 35.9 percent.