BACtrack found the U.S. States with the highest and lowest average summer BACs are all over the map, quite literally.
States with the highest average BACs West Virginia (0.103%), Nevada (0.095%), Pennsylvania (0.088%), Connecticut (0.088%), and Nebraska (0.082%).
Those with the lowest average BACs are Kentucky (0.039%), Delaware (0.042%), Washington D.C. (0.043%).
Data for the BACtrack Consumption Report was collected anonymously from users of the BACtrack app, which syncs with BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone breathalyzers, and represents 71,618 unique BAC tests collected from June 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. Data used in the report was collected from U.S. users with data storage activated, location services turned on, and does not represent data from all users.
When you think of summertime drinking, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You probably picture yourself knocking back vodka sodas on some swanky rooftop bar or laid back in the Florida Keys crushing buckets and hollering at beach babes, but apparently that’s not even close to reality because it appears that the real boozing is going on in the dreariest, most depressing places our country has to offer. Makes sense when you really put some thought into it. I mean, what the hell else are you going to do in West Virginia besides drink yourself stupid and forget the fact that you live in the land that time forgot? The only thing I don’t understand is what makes summer drinking so great in America’s armpit as opposed to any of the other seasons? Don’t get me wrong, Summertime boozing is the bee’s knees, but I’m sure winters in rural Pennsylvania are borderline suicidal and it’s probably not the worst idea to save some of that drank for those cold months after the Steelers fail to make the playoffs this year.
PS- How about Kentucky sliding in as a surprise entry on the sober list? So much for pulling your weight, hillbillies. Newport Brother’s used to be the spot to be on Thursday nights with those dollar well drinks.