Evaluation of Risk Factors for Repeat DUI Offenses

This report addresses the relationship between individuals having minor consuming (MC) court cases and the likelihood of DUI offenses later in life. The project’s research design used secondary data from the Alaska Court System. Research identified individuals with MC cases during the period 1995-1999 and those that had DUI court cases during the period 1995-2006 (database date intervals constrained by available data). Findings indicate 24.4 percent of youth with MC arrests go on to have DUI offenses before their 31st birthday. The author considers this a very conservative figure because Alaska DUI data shows more than 50 percent of DUI cases are associated with individuals 31 years of age or older (not possible to quantify with available data). People with minor consuming cases were found more likely than others in the same age groups to get a DUI in any given year, with the difference most pronounced in the 20 to 24 year old group. Research also found that multiple minor consuming arrests correlated with higher DUI arrest rates, although minor consuming arrests (single or multiple) appeared not to correlate significantly with multiple DUI offenses.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AK-RD-09-02
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2009 3:17PM