Hardcore drunk drivers are those who drive with a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or above or who do so repeatedly, as demonstrated by having more than one impaired driving arrest, and who are highly resistant to changing their behavior despite previous sanctions, treatment or education.
Law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole, and treatment providers all play an important role in the swift identification, certain punishment, and effective treatment of the hardcore drunk driver.
Building on the foundation established by the National Hardcore Drunk Driver Project and with guidance provided by a national panel of experts in the criminal justice field, this initiative promotes a multi-disciplinary system-wide approach in dealing with hardcore drunk drivers.
The Judicial Education Project’s three facets are designed to assist criminal justice professionals as they address drunk driving in their communities. Learn more about each facet and download their resource guides below.
- Hardcore Drunk Driving Judicial Guide: A Resource Outlining Judicial Challenges, Effective Strategies and Model Programs (PDF)
- Hardcore Drunk Driving Prosecutorial Guide: A Resource Outlining Prosecutorial Challenges, Effective Strategies and Model Programs
- Hardcore Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Guide: A Resource Outlining Law Enforcement Challenges, Effective Strategies and Model Programs
- The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for First Offenders: A Case Study
- The Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks for Offenders: A Roadmap