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NCJ Number: 52082 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, DWI (DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED), PART 3 - DETECTION OF THE DRINKING DRIVER
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Dept of Transportation
Division of Traffic Safety
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION ON HOW TO DETECT DRINKING DRIVERS IS PRESENTED IN A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT FOR ENTRANCE-LEVEL POLICE IN MARYLAND.
Abstract: THE PROBABILITY THAT A DRINKING DRIVER WILL BE STOPPED BY A POLICE OFFICER IS CONSIDERED AND DETECTION METHODS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICER--OBSERVING DRIVING BEHAVIOR, OBSERVING THE BEHAVIOR OF DRIVERS WHO HAVE BEEN STOPPED FOR NONMOVING VIOLATIONS OR WHO HAVE BEEN STOPPED FOR NONMOVING VIOLATIONS OR WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS--ARE DISCUSSED. DETECTION OPPORTUNITIES AT FOUR STAGES--PRIOR TO APPREHENSION, DURING THE PROCESS OF APPREHENSION, DURING PREARREST INVESTIGATION, AND DURING INVESTIGATION OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS--ARE POINTED OUT. DRIVING AND PERSONAL BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTIC OF DRINKING DRIVERS IS DESCRIBED. GUIDELINES FOR DECIDING ON AN ENFORCEMENT ACTION ON THE BASIS OF DETECTION EFFORTS ARE OFFERED, TOGETHER WITH A FLOWCHART ILLUSTRATING THE ENFORCEMENT DECISIONMAKING PROCESS. A 22-PAGE CHART LISTS DETECTION CLUES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) DRIVERS AT EACH OF THE PHASES NOTED ABOVE. ANSWER-KEYED QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED AS STUDY AIDS. FOR OTHER MARYLAND TRAINING DOCUMENTS ON DWI PROCEDURES, SEE NCJ-52080, 52081, 52083, AND 52084. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Correctional training materials; Decisionmaking; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Maryland; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Police discretion; Self instructional materials; Traffic law enforcement training
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