BALTIMORE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. SECTION II. VOLUME 5. ANALYSIS OF DRINKER DIAGNOSIS REFERRAL ACTIVITY

The Baltimore Alcohol Safety Project (B/ASAP) has established three countermeasures concerned with the diagnosis and referral to treatment or education of the convicted drinking driver. These countermeasures are operated by the City Health Department, the County Health Department, and the Motor Vehicle Administration. During 1974 in the Baltimore ASAP area, 1,406 persons underwent a pre- or post-sentence investigaton; 1309 or 93.1 percent were referred to rehabilitation. In 1973, 1,305 persons were investigated and classified and 1,280 or 98.1 percent were referred to a rehabilitation program. Within the City during 1974 most drivers (526) were referred to the MVA program, while 449 were referred to the City Health Department. In Baltimore County 334 persons were referred to County operated facilities. Within Baltimore City all drinking/diver diagnostic activities are performed on a post-sentence basis. Within Baltimore County PSIs may be performed in court prior to sentencing or may be performed while a case is held sub-curia. Within the County most PSIs are performed on a post-sentence basis. In all three programs NHTSA-developed criteria are used for classifying persons as to problem or non-problem drinkers. Of the three programs in operaton in the B/ASAP area, the MVA program seems to follow recognized procedures most rigorously. In particular, the MVA program seems to do an adequate job of tracking and/or following up on those probationers referred to it. On the other hand the City Health Department program was and still is very lax with respect to probationer tracking and follow-up.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-294763 and PB-294765.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    201 West Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fink, C D
    • Behringer, R D
    • Scott, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-920 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-043-1-059
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM