In November 1981, New York State's Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI) was enacted with legislation that provides for the establishment of county-based alcohol and highway safety programs. Two significant changes were brought about by the program: (1) Judges no longer impose fines at their discretion--minimum and maximum fines for DWI are now set, and (2) the newly established fine structure channels fines collected from alcohol-related convictions back to the county in which the conviction occurred, making a significant amount of money available to New York counties for the development of their STOP-DWI programs. This article continues with an explanation of how the STOP-DWI program works and what its results have been.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Passidomo, J A
    • McEwen, H R
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

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  • Pagination: p. 50-51
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 403
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM