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Titolo:
Prosecution and conviction of the injured intoxicated driver
Autore:
Krause, KR; Howells, GA; Bair, HA; Bendick, PJ; Glover, JL;
Indirizzi:
William Beaumont Hosp, Div Trauma, Royal Oak, MI 48073 USA William Beaumont Hosp Royal Oak MI USA 48073 uma, Royal Oak, MI 48073 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
fascicolo: 6, volume: 45, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1069 - 1072
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DRUNK DRIVERS; HOSPITALIZATION; CULPABILITY;
Keywords:
traffic crashes; alcohol intoxication; injury severity; criminal convictions;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Krause, KR WilliamSAeaumont Hosp, Div Trauma, 3535 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073 U William Beaumont Hosp 3535 W 13 Mile Rd Royal Oak MI USA 48073
Citazione:
K.R. Krause et al., "Prosecution and conviction of the injured intoxicated driver", J TRAUMA, 45(6), 1998, pp. 1069-1072

Abstract

Background: Previous studies have reported low conviction rates for drunk drivers injured in motor vehicle crashes and transported to the hospital. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this rate during a recent period and to investigate the variables that predict alcohol-related convictions for injured drunk drivers admitted to our hospital. Methods: A retrospective review of medical records from January 1991 through May 1997 identified 71 patients who were legally intoxicated drivers injured in motor vehicle crashes. Court records, police reports, and driving records were also obtained. Results: Overall, 51% of the drunk drivers were convicted of alcohol-related offenses and 32% escaped without any conviction. Blood alcohol level anda police officer's estimation of whether the driver had been drinking weresignificant predictors of an alcohol-related conviction. Age, injury Severity Score, a police officer's estimation of injury, and the number of people or cars involved in the crash were not significantly associated with legal outcome. Conclusion: Although this study shows an important increase in alcohol-related conviction rates, responsibility for further progress will depend on the medical community, law enforcement agencies, and the judicial system working together.

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