Members of the law enforcement community are actively involved on the front lines of the impaired driving issue. They regularly encounter dangerous situations and deal with drunk drivers on our roads and highways. Many of the procedures they perform on a regular basis make what they do an important initial component to processing a drunk driver. Administering tests accurately, evaluating drivers and collecting evidence at the scene sets the stage for how smoothly DUI cases will proceed through the justice system.
Identifying methods to streamline their duties and help them to produce more accurate reports will help to provide an evidence base for prosecutors. Impartial, well-trained and more efficient law enforcement professionals can have a positive and significant impact on the detection and apprehension of impaired driving offenders, and the route these offenders take through the justice system.
AAA recommends that users of DUI JusticeLink conduct a thorough review of general content descriptions and executive summaries provided in each of the core content areas: Detection, Evidence, Procedures, and Sanctions. Subsequently, thisWeb site may serve you best as a reference guide for use during cases involving a drunken driver.
Current content will be updated as necessary (e.g. statistics, state laws, etc.), and new information and resources will be added to the Web site as it becomes available.