To evaluate the investigation and prosecution of drunk drivers and identify reasons for system failure.
Prospective data collection on all drivers with an elevated blood alcohol level who were treated at a Level I trauma center between January 1 and June 30, 1991.
Level I trauma center/university medical center serving a population of 1.8 million.
Prospective data collection, interviewing ambulance squad members, investigating police, and results of prosecution.
Of 321 drivers, 78 had ethanol levels of more than 100 mg/dL; nine were between 50 and 100 mg/dL.
All drivers had rapid transport to a trauma center for severe injury or high-risk injury mechanism.
Police reports were accessible for 84 of 87 drivers; all drivers were believed to be at fault.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Accident circulation, Conduite véhicule, Ebriété, Homme, Aspect médicolégal, Etude statistique, Législation, New Jersey, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Traffic accident, Vehicle driving, Inabriation, Human, Forensic aspect, Statistical study, Legislation, New Jersey, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0555128
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.