Deterring Rearrests for Drinking and Driving.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study assesses why some individuals are re-arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Using longitudinal data from North Carolina containing information on arrests and arrest outcomes, we test hypotheses that individuals prosecuted and convicted of DWI are less likely to be re-arrested for DWI. We allow for possible endogeneity of prosecution and conviction outcomes by using instrumental variables for the prosecutor's prosecution rate and the judge's conviction rate. With a three-year follow-up, the probability of DWI re-arrest was reduced by 6.6 percent if the person was prosecuted for DWI and, for those prosecuted, by 24.5 percent if convicted on this charge. Prosecution and conviction for DWI deters re-arrest for DWI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, F; Eldred, L; McCutchan, S; Platt, A

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 416 - 436

PubMed ID

  • 28626266

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5472385

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4038

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/soej.12159


  • eng