EVALUATION AND SYSTEM DESCRIPTION OF ASAP JUDICIAL SYSTEMS. VOLUME III: IDAHO CASE STUDY
The objective of the Idaho case study was to examine the operation of a state-wide ASAP system with a progressive judicial system structure (Idaho has a unified, state-wide court system and centrally administered pre-sentence investigation) and the impact of stringent drinking-driver control laws (i.e. .08% BAC presumptive limit and mandatory penalties) on that system. The study found that the magistrate courts continued to have widely varying practices in the handling of drinking-driving cases, despite court unification. Inadequate pre-sentence investigation resources were thinly spread over a large jurisdiction. This created management problems, and uneven results since many courts did not have access to the investigators. The widespread use of withheld judgements and inadequate records, as well as general reluctance to convict on a drinking-driving charge at BAC levels below .15%, all combined to thwart the intent of drinking-driving laws.
- See also Volume 2, PB-285950, and Volume 4, PB-285952. Also available in set of 6 reports PC E14, PB-285 948-SET.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Research in Public Safety
Bloomington, IN United States 47401
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Palmer, J A
- Ripberger, R J
- Skelton, D T
- Scrimgeour, G J
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholic beverages; Blood alcohol levels; Courts; Crash investigation; Driver rehabilitation; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Federal assistance programs; Judgment (Human characteristics); Jurisprudence and judicial processes; Laws; Legal factors; Legislation; Litigation; Policy; Prevention; Project management; Safety; State government; Studies; Traffic crashes
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation
- Geographic Terms: Idaho
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Law; Policy; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00186070
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-470 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00958
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM