Impaired Driving

Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Driving

According to NHTSA data, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2012, and drug-impaired driving is a growing problem. The following is a collection of news, materials, media campaigns and enforcement campaigns that states and regions have developed to combat impaired driving.

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MD TSRP February/March Blog: Electronic Search Warrants

I’m not sure if I was suffering from writers block in February, whether there was nothing much of interest to write about, or whether the legislative session was just taking up too much of my time, but whatever the […]

National TSRP 2016 “Traffic Tuesdays” Webinars

The national Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) program hosts a monthly webinar series called “Traffic Tuesdays.” The webinar series focuses on issues of impaired driving and traffic safety and are crafted to be relevant to a nationwide audience of […]

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MD TSRP August Blog: Legal Update & New Law Synopsis

By David Daggett

Legal Update: Timing and location of the detection of the odor of marijuana prior to conducting a vehicle search
State of Maryland v. Terrance Grant, No. 65, September Term 2015, Filed July 12, 2016.

In a case […]

NLELP June Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Impaired Driving

The impaired driving landscape has changed and is continuing to do so, with drugged driving on the increase nationwide. Chuck Hayes, the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program training coordinator for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), […]

NLELP Webinar: The 7 Deadly Sins of Impaired Driving Cases

Driving sober is a virtue, yet impaired drivers continue to plague our nation’s highways. National arrest statistics reveal more than 10,000 people died in alcohol impaired driving crashes in 2013 – one every 51 minutes. This webinar explored lessons […]

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Maryland TSRP August Blog: Search of Vehicle Incident to DUI Arrest

By David Daggett

In a reported opinion originating in Dorchester County, Taylor v. State, No. 494, September Term, 2014 (Filed: July 30, 2015), opinion by Judge Zarnoch, the Court of Special Appeals recently addressed an Arizona v Gant, 556 U.S. […]

NLELP July Webinar: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over HVE Campaign

Raising public awareness and recruiting law enforcement agency support are critical elements of an effective high visibility drunk driving enforcement campaign. This webinar provided information about the materials and resources available for the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled […]

Podcast: Officer Jermaine Galloway on Drug Prevention Education

Officer Jermaine Galloway is an Alcohol Compliance Officer with the Boise (Idaho) Police Department and the creator of the Tall Cop Says Stop website and presentations. He took some time out of his busy schedule at this year’s Lifesavers […]

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TNDAGC DUI News: January 2015

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference has posted the January 2015 issue of the TNDAGC DUI News online newsletter. Articles include a look back at 2014, recent court decisions, an interview with former ADA and DUI Prosecutor Matt Gilbert […]

TSRP Webinar: The Myth of the DUI Defense: Rising BAC

The TSRP January Traffic Tuesday webinar discussed the rising BAC defense commonly used in DWI/DUI cases.  It covered issues related to retrograde extrapolation calculations and Widmark’s Formula for calculating a person’s likely BAC at the time of driving based […]

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National Park Service Launches Impaired Driving Program

The National Park Service (NPS) Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services, has established a new impaired driving enforcement program in coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

John Hughes has been selected as NHTSA’s federal law […]

TSRP Webinar: Unmasking CDL Convictions

When a person is convicted of a criminal offense, they may face fines, probation, or time in jail or prison. Some criminal convictions, particularly those for DUI or other traffic offenses, can also affect a person’s driver’s license. When […]

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Arizona Prepares for Super Bowl with Impaired Driving Ad

Super Bowl XLIX is expected to draw massive crowds of football fans intent on having a good time to University of Phoenix Stadium. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) created a full page color advertisement that will […]

TSRP Webinar: Hash Oil 101: From Explosions to Extreme Impairment

The November 2014 TSRP Traffic Tuesday webinar covered the two primary areas of concern with hash oil.  The first is the manufacturing of hash oil which is contributing to dangerous explosions in residential areas.  Law enforcement officers responding to […]

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TNDAGC DUI News: September 2014

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference has posted the September 2014 issue of the TNDAGC DUI News online newsletter. Articles include a look at the DUI Recidivism Act, recent court decisions, a look at safety belt use and information […]

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Drive Sober Wyoming App

Drive Sober Wyoming is a new smartphone app developed by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. The free app, which is available for both iPhone and Android mobile devices, allows individuals who have been drinking to find a […]

End of Watch: The Kevin Will Story

This video is a heart-wrenching documentary about a Houston Police Officer killed by a drunk driver and the impact of the loss to the department, family, and everyone involved in the case.

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CHALLENGE: 5,681 Miles, Four Days, Zero Fatalities

By Steven Cardarella

Recently, 15 state patrol and state police agencies participated with local and municipal law enforcement agencies on the CHALLENGE: 5,681 Miles, Four Days, Zero Fatalities, during a high visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign along the entire length of […]

Countermeasures that Work

A reference guide to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for traffic safety problem areas. These areas include: Alcohol-Impaired and Drugged Driving; Seat Belts and Child Restraints; Aggressive Driving and Speeding; Distracted and Drowsy […]