Drink, Drive, Go to Jail? A Study of Police Officers Arrested for Drunk DrivingJournal of Crime and Justice
AbstractThe purpose of the current study is to provide empirical data on cases of police driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. It identifies events that may have influenced the decision to arrest, including associated traffic accidents, fatalities, officer resistance, the refusal of field sobriety tests, and the refusal of blood alcohol content (BAC) tests. The study is a quantitative content analysis of news articles identified through the Google News search engine using 48 automated Google Alerts queries. Data are analyzed on 782 DUI arrest cases of officers employed by 511 nonfederal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The study is the only study known to describe police officer DUI arrests at many police agencies across the United States.
Citation InformationPhilip M Stinson, John Liederbach, Steven L Brewer and Natalie E Todak. "Drink, Drive, Go to Jail? A Study of Police Officers Arrested for Drunk Driving" Journal of Crime and Justice (2013)
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