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State Law: Drug Evaluation and Classification Program
  • 0-15 DREs
  • 16-50 DREs
  • 51-100 DREs
  • 101-150 DREs
  • 151-250 DREs
  • 251-350 DREs
  • 351-500 DREs
  • 500+ DREs

The ability to identify drugged drivers at roadside started back in the 1970s when the Los Angeles Police Department established the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program. The purpose of the program is to train officers to become Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) who are capable of identifying drug impairment. Officers are required to go through three phases of training totaling more than 100 hours before they are eligible to receive DRE field certification.

The DEC program goes beyond the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training that most officers receive. DREs use a standardized 12-step protocol that allows them to determine whether a suspect is impaired, if that impairment is caused by drugs or can be attributed to a medical condition, and the category of drug(s) that are the cause of the impairment.

All fifty states, Canada, and the United Kingdom have implemented the DEC program. The above map shows how many certified DREs were present in each state in 2014 (the most recent year for which the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has released data).

Responsibility.org is committed to increasing the number of officers trained to identify drugged drivers. We have partnered with the Governors Highway Safety Association to fund DRE training in 2016 and 2017. To learn more about drugged driving and enforcement strategies, access Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do.

To submit a law update, please contact out Director of Traffic Safety at erin.holmes@responsibility.org

2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality DataNational
Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities10,265
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Fatalities29.3
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities1,021
Percent of Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities of Total Under 21 Fatalities23.0
2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population3.2
Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population1.2
2006-2015 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop
10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-29.0
10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop-49.7
Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)*
BAC=.15+69.2
Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders
BAC .08-.1427.0
BAC .15+73.0
2013 and 2014 12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption (latest available)
Past Month Alcohol Consumption22.8
Binge Drinking in Past 30-days14.0
2015 Arrest Data
Under 18: Driving under the influence5,064
Total: Driving under the influence833,833
Under 18: Liquor laws33,155
Total: Liquor laws204,665
Under 18: Drunkenness4,243
Total: Drunkenness314,856

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data Source: NHTSA/FARS, 10/16

*Among drivers with a known alcohol test result

*Youth Consumption Data Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 12/15, (http://www.samhsa.gov/data/population-data-nsduh)

*Arrest Data Source: 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report (Tables 38 and 69)

**Drunkenness is not considered a crime in some states; therefore, the figures may vary widely from state to state

*Limited, incomplete, or no data were reported by the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, and New York in the 2015 Uniform Crime Report. Data should be used with caution and should not be compared to other states or previous year data.

Note: Because the number of agencies submitting arrest data varies from year to year, users are cautioned about making direct comparisons between 2015 arrest totals and those published in previous years’ editions of Crime in the United States. Further, arrest figures may vary widely from state to state because some Part II crimes of the Uniform Crime Report are not considered crimes in some states.

For a comprehensive report on the 2016 State of Drunk Driving Fatalities in America, click here.

StateState Law
Alabama16-50 DREs
Alaska16-50 DREs
Arizona251-350 DREs
Arkansas151-250 DREs
California500+ DREs
Colorado151-250 DREs
Connecticut16-50 DREs
Delaware0-15 DREs
District of Columbia0-15 DREs
Florida151-250 DREs
Georgia151-250 DREs
Hawaii51-100 DREs
Idaho101-150 DREs
Illinois51-100 DREs
Indiana101-150 DREs
Iowa101-150 DREs
Kansas51-100 DREs
Kentucky51-100 DREs
Louisiana51-100 DREs
Maine51-100 DREs
Maryland101-150 DREs
Massachusetts51-100 DREs
Michigan51-100 DREs
Minnesota151-250 DREs
Mississippi0-15 DREs
Missouri151-250 DREs
Montana51-100 DREs
Nebraska51-100 DREs
Nevada16-50 DREs
New Hampshire51-100 DREs
New Jersey351-500 DREs
New Mexico51-100 DREs
New York151-250 DREs
North Carolina101-150 DREs
North Dakota16-50 DREs
Ohio101-150 DREs
Oklahoma151-250 DREs
Oregon151-250 DREs
Pennsylvania101-150 DREs
Rhode Island51-100 DREs
South Carolina101-150 DREs
South Dakota16-50 DREs
Tennessee51-100 DREs
Texas351-500 DREs
Utah101-150 DREs
Vermont16-50 DREs
Virginia0-15 DREs
Washington151-250 DREs
West Virginia16-50 DREs
Wisconsin151-250 DREs
Wyoming51-100 DREs