Impaired Driving

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Reducing fatalities and injuries that result from impaired driving requires strong laws and support for implementation of those laws, use of innovative technology, and implementation of education and prevention programs.

Drug Recognition Evaluator

The drug evaluation and classification (DEC) program trains Minnesota law enforcement officers to detect specific drug impairment and remove drug-impaired drivers from the road.

DWI Courts

A DWI (Driving While Impaired) Court is an accountability court dedicated to changing the behavior of alcohol and other drug-dependent offenders arrested for driving while impaired.

DWI eCharging

e-Charging provides a method for criminal justice stakeholders to accurately and efficiently process information needed to administratively and criminally charge a person with impaired driving.

Ignition interlock

Ignition interlock is an effective tool that reduces re-arrest by an average of 64 percent. Communities are encouraged to support programs that will increase the use of ignition interlock.

Legislation in Minnesota

Research

Safe Ride Programs

Alternative transportation programs are not available in all communities, so communities are encouraged to promote the development of these programs and the concept of planning for a safe ride home.

Other Materials

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