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What Car Models Had the Most DUIs in 2021?

Cars don’t get DUIs.  People get DUIs.  But they get them in cars…and SUVs, and trucks, and even on electric scooters and golf carts. So, are there some models of vehicles which have more DUIs than others?  In this electronic age, you know someone somewhere has the data to answer that question.  That someone is, and they did the number-crunching to provide a list of the Top 10 vehicles with the most DUIs in 2021.

Methodology uses artificial intelligence to provide an online comparison platform to help its users shop for auto insurance.  Its users also submit applications for auto insurance.  In those applications, drivers provide information which includes the make and model of their vehicle and the moving violations on their record in the last seven years, including DUI.

The research team at examined the data from its database of approximately four million car insurance applications.  The research team found that, in the United States, 19 out of every 1,000 drivers reports at least one DUI within the last seven years.  They also learned that, out of 415 different vehicles, some models had more than their share of DUIs.  For the models in the list of the top ten, 42 out of every 1,000 drivers had a DUI within seven years.

According to the report, the vehicles with the most DUIs in 2021 are:

10.  BMW 7-Series (103% above national average)
9.    Audi A4 Allroad (105% above national average)
8.   Jaguar S-Type (120% above national average)
7.   Chrysler Concorde (121% above national average)
6.   BMW 2-Series (125% above national average)
5.   Acura Integra (126% above national average)
4.   Mazda 3 (127% above national average)
3.   Chevrolet Caprice (128% above national average)
2.   Chevrolet Astro (134% above national average)
1.   GMC C1500 (144% above national average)

The report observes that the list of models with the most DUIs in 2021 is comprised of a variety of vehicle types.  Some are sports cars and luxury sedans, while others are trucks and minivans. Some are expensive, while others are low-cost.

The report also observes that older car models have more DUIs:  six of the top ten models on the list were discontinued as of 2008.  It notes the age groups with the most DUIs are 21-24 year-olds and opines that younger drivers may purchase less expensive vehicles, which tend to be older.  Despite putting forth this theory, the article explicitly states the study does not imply the existence of a causal relationship between DUI and vehicle model.

About the Author:  Shawn Dominy is a leading DUI lawyer in Ohio and the founder of the Dominy Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio.  He can be reached through his law firm’s website:  Dominy Law Firm.

About Shawn Dominy

Shawn Dominy
Shawn Dominy is a DUI/OVI lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. He is the former President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the state delegate to the National College for DUI Defense and a long-time member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. Shawn Dominy authored the books 'Ohio DUI/OVI Guide', 'Ohio Vehicular Homicide Guide', and 'Ohio Vehicular Assault Guide' (Rivers Edge Publishing) and wrote a chapter in the book 'Defending Vehicular Homicide Cases' (Aspatore Publishing, 2012). He has several other published articles, and he speaks regularly at seminars teaching other lawyers about DUI/OVI. Shawn was named by SuperLawyers® as one of the top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio, and he is listed as one of the 'Best Lawyers in America'® for DUI Defense. Shawn is a lifelong resident of central Ohio: he graduated from Olentangy High School and earned his bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from The Ohio State University. His office is in Columbus, and he lives in Powell with his wife and daughter. He serves with local community organizations, volunteers regularly at his church, and plays regularly with his German Shepherd. For more information, Shawn’s website is, his blog is,

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