Oswego County ranks first in drunk driving death risk in New York

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows Oswego County as the only county in New York to appear in the top ten for number of fatal DUIs, percentage of fatal DUI accidents and number of fatal DUI accidents per 10,000 residents — making Oswego the county with the highest risk of being killed by a drunk driver in New York.

The counties with the highest raw number of fatal DUI accidents between 2012 and 2016 are all downstate — Suffolk, Nassau and Queens. Adjusted for population, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that Oswego County remains the most dangerous for people on the road.