State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community, Driving Under the Influence Research Project

This is a project funded by the Miami Foundation. In summary, we will provide a plan for improving driving-under-the-influence (DUI) enforcement and prosecution in Miami-Dade County, Florida, once all of our research is completed: (1) our analysis of existing DUI related data; (2) our analysis of a telephone survey of licensed drivers in Miami-Dade County (N=1,000), a roadside survey of 300 drivers on week-end nights obtaining oral fluid and testing for alcohol and other drugs, (3) three focus groups of police officers and prosecutors; and (4) our review of the best prevention practices and enforcement strategies used across the country and including community policing and planning, transportation options (ride-sharing), DUI sanctions and monitoring.