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Title: DUI (Driving Under the Influence) - A Police Management Tool
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:32  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1984)  Pages:47-52
Author(s): D L Eskridge; J B Bywater
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 6
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Annotation: This article describes the Salt Lake City Police Department's new system for tracking cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), which is divided into three components labeled enforcement, adjudication, and treatment.
Abstract: Data provided by the arresting officer permits managers to determine the average blood-alcohol (B-A) levels obtained by individual officers or an entire division. High B-A levels may be an indication that officers are only arresting the obvious DUI's and that they may require additional training in detection and apprehension techniques, field sobriety tests, etc. The ratio of accident-related arrests to enforcement arrests is also a valuable management tool. This would indicate whether traffic and patrol divisions are focusing on their respective orientations of traffic investigation and enforcement. The location of arrests as well as time of day also provide useful management information, since this tends to indicate where personnel and resources should be deployed. Other items in the enforcement segment of the report are the type of jail release and the establishement of the permanent court number. The aspect of the adjudication component which provides the most police involvement is the service of bench warrants for those who fail to appear for arraignment, trial, and court-ordered treatment programs. In the adjudication segment, the tracking follows the trial dates, type of trial held, and the disposition. The treatment segment currently tracks whether or not treatment is completed, and if not, whether the court has issued a bench warrant for the reappearance of the offender. Also tracked are the number of days from arrest through trial, trial through treatment, and the overall arrest through treatment time. Information is provided on the computer hardware and the booking sheet.
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Police information systems; Utah
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