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Driving Under The Influence Essay

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Driving under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has been and is increasingly becoming more of a problem on the leading cause of vehicular deaths. This research paper will cover multiple areas of this issue such as National Statistics on DUI’s, The second most cause of DUI’s aside alcohol, How big the problem is getting, Who is most at risk, Particularly how it effects individuals in the military, both criminally and long term and last, The program M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and how this programs helps the community.
As I mentioned before, the issue of DUI’s is becoming more of an issue every day and it is not getting any better. There is this ...view middle of the document...

As you can see with the breakdown of ages, the older you get, the less the percent’s of arrest are. This is based on the pillar of maturity and the lack of interest of drinking with the mindset of “the more I drink, the cooler I am drinking while I am behind the wheel”.
What DUI offender’s reported drinking:
1. Beer = 54%
2. Liquor = 23%
3. More than one type = 21%
4. Wine = 2%
As expected, beer is the leading “alcohol of choice” due to the fact that most beers have a lower alcohol percentage which makes it easier to consume more but make it easier to get in trouble. (State Justice Dept., DUI Statistics, 2016)

The Second most cause of DUI’s
The second most cause of DUI’s is Marijuana. As of 2015, there are four states that legalized this drug for both recreational and medical use which are Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Because this legalization occurred within the last year, there are no hard statistics on DUI’s and Marijuana but it has been concluded that alcohol consumption is approximately 75% the cause of DUI’s where Marijuana/THC are 25%.
It has also been discovered by these four states that after their states have legalized marijuana, the crime rate has actually went down compared to it being anticipated that the crime rate would go up. In addition to this, the profit of legalizing marijuana for recreational use has contributed to money from this being put towards improvement of roads, building, etc. This stems with not only legalizing marijuana but giving it a high tax rate in doing so. (‘Colorado drugged driving’, n.d.) 
How big is the problem of DUI getting?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, approximately 30 people in the United States die in a motor vehicle accident that involve alcohol. This equals out to one death every 51 minutes. Sadly, by the time I am done writing this research paper, there would have been around five deaths that have occurred as a result of drinking.
In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in accidents that involved alcohol. This accounts for roughly 31% of all traffic related deaths in the United States. 1,149 of this deaths involved children under the age of 14 and over half of these deaths involved children riding in the same vehicle as the impaired driver. Also in 2013, over 1.3 million drivers were arrested for operating a motor vehicle either under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Drugs i.e. marijuana or cocaine are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle deaths. (CDC,2015)
Civilian Consequences
Civilian penalties, depending on the state are:
* Criminal Law Penalties- when you are arrested for a DUI, you will be subject to criminal law penalties such as jail time, restitution, and community service.
* License suspension and revocation- if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the state limit for intoxication or you refuse to submit to BAC testing, you will most likely have your license suspended or...

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