The paper addresses the implications of the adoption of a long-term, recidivist-based, felony DWI offense. A review of DWI recidivism and the involvement of repeat DWI offenders in alcohol-related fatalities in Minnesota is presented. An analysis of the number of repeat DWI offenders who would have to be incarcerated in order to save different numbers of lives is discussed. A review of existing felony, recidivist-based, DWI statutes is presented. It concludes with a discussion of emerging non-custody, long-term intensive supervision and extended probation programs that are attempting to decrease the involvement of repeat DWI offenders in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

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    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Simon, S M
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Accession Number: 00623000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 389
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1996 12:00AM