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July 20, 2023

Reaching the 33%: How We Can Identify and Stop the High-Risk Impaired Driver

Every year approximately one million individuals in the United States are arrested for impaired driving. Research shows that about two thirds of the first-time DWI offenders never commit a subsequent impaired driving offense. However, the other third continues to drink, drug and drive despite multiple convictions and the sanctions that accompany these offenses. In fact, over 73% of impaired drivers involved in fatal crashes are repeat offenders. 

How can practitioners determine which of these individuals is most at risk to reoffend and how can they be stopped. This interactive presentation addresses the effective management of high-risk drunk drivers through researched based, DWI specific screening and assessment. Topics will address how DWI risk/need screening and assessment tools determine appropriate community supervision practices, and placement into treatment programs specifically designed for individuals convicted of impaired driving. 

Hon. Kate Huffman
, Judicial Fellow, ABA Judicial Liaison Outreach Program

Mark Stodola
, Probation Fellow, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration