DRUGS IN DRINKING DRIVERS--A STUDY OF 2,500 CASES

OF MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND ROUTINE DRINKING DRIVER INVESTIGATIONS, CONDUCTED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA DURING 1966, 1967 AND 1968, TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED CASES INVOLVING TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DRUG OCCURRENCES WERE STUDIED. SALIENT FACTS FROM A BREAKDOWN OF THE CASES ARE PRESENTED; INCLUDING THE TABULATION OF OCCURRING DRUGS ACCORDING TO THEIR PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION AND NUMBERATION OF "DANGEROUS DRUGS" ENCOUNTERED. IN ADDITION TO REQUESTS BY POLICE FOR ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS ANALYSES, ANALYTICAL DATA WAS COMPILED FROM THE FRACTION OF THE TOTAL CASES IN WHICH THE BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS LESS THAN 0.15 PERCENT W/V, AND THE SUBJECTS EXHIBITED DEFINITE SYMPTOMS OF INTOXICATION. THIS DATA IS EVALUATED. A DISTRIBUTION BY AGE AND SEX OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN WHICH DRUGS WERE DETECTED IS MADE AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE USEFULNESS AND JUDICIAL OUTCOME OF THE CASES NOTED; TO BE POSSIBLY USED AS A GUIDELINE IN SELECTING FUTURE CASES FOR ANALYSIS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 19 Pp, 2 FiG, 2 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    San Jose District Attorney

    /Laboratory of Criminalistics
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Finkle, B S
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1970 12:00AM