Chuck Hayes, IACPThe following drug recognition expert (DRE) enforcement data was reported by the DRE state coordinators for the Christmas/New Year’s Crackdown period:
States reporting: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming (31 total)
18 states and the District of Columbia did not report data.
DUI Arrests: 9,112
DUI-Drug Arrests: 1,444
Drug Influence Evaluations: 879
Number of Sobriety Checkpoints: 703
Number of Emphasis Patrols: 1,343
Number of Special Holiday Events: 182
Drug Arrests: 3,180
A total of 31 of the DEC Program states reported DRE enforcement data for the 2012 Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Crackdown period. Nineteen states plus the District of Columbia did not provide data.
The 31 DECP state coordinators reported a total of 9,112 DUI arrests made by DREs and 1,444 DUI-drug arrests for the period. DREs also accounted for 879 enforcement drug evaluations for the crackdown period.
In Colorado, DREs arrested 176 drivers for DUI during the period, a 31% increase from the same period in 2011.
In Idaho, a DRE seized $60,000 in a drug-related traffic stop.
In Washington, a DRE DUI-drug arrest resulted in a felony possession of a controlled substance arrest with the recovery of over 500 grams of marijuana and the seizure of a firearm.
In Wyoming, a DRE was involved in a DUI-Drug Homicide by Vehicle investigation during the Crackdown reporting period.
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