EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON DWI RECIDIVISM IN NORTH CAROLINA
In North Carolina during 1988 there were 15,301 alcohol related motor vehicle crashes involving 34,654 people. Four hundred sixteen were killed in these crashes and an additional 3882 were seriously injured. During this same year, 76,563 people or approximately two out of every hundred licensed drivers were arrested for DWI in North Carolina. Thirty two percent of those arrested in 1988 had been previously arrested for DWI. The large proportion of those arrested who have drinking problems and the very high recidivism rate of this population as a whole have led to a growing trend in this country to require that persons convicted of DWI be assessed to determine whether or not they have a substance abuse problem. Treatment is encouraged, and, in some states, required before relicensure.
- Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- POPKIN, C L
- Martell, C
- Publication Date: 1991-6
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol abuse; Assessments; Driver licensing; Drivers; Drunk driving; Evaluation; Fatalities; Impaired drivers; Injuries; Intoxication; Recidivism; Traffic crashes
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Driver impairment; Driver intoxication; Treatments
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00722115
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UNC/HSRC-91/6/1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 7 1996 12:00AM