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2018-DUI TASK FORCE PLAN Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan FY-2018 July 1, 2017 — June 30, 2018 Submitted 6/1/2017 to the State Highway Traffic Safety Bureau Montana Department of Transportation PO Box 201001 Helena MT 59620-1001 Mission Statement The Jefferson County DU! Task Force represents a diverse cross section of the community that includes citizens, government officials, law enforcement, business, health professionals, prevention and treatment specialists appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners with the mission of reducing alcohol and drug related motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths in Jefferson County. Efforts will include education regarding the consequences of alcohol and drug use, promotion of healthy chokes, and community involvement. Submitted by Barb Reiter, DUI Task Force Coordinator Jefferson County DUI Task Force PO Box H Boulder, MT 59632 (406)461-3618 breiter@ jeffersoncounty-mt.gov Approved by Jefferson County Commissioners Cory Kirsch / .flt»! Date S-3o-/y Bob Mullen �t Date S -3 e - 17 Leonard Wortman ,,Q,f b '‘C late 5-- 3 0 17 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1,2017—June 30, 2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page State Overview » ...»................ 34 County Overview 7-9 Program Goal&Administration 10 Coordinator Responsibilities Policy& Legislation.........»....»....».............».».......» 11 STRATEGY: Support rigorous DUI and impaired driving laws STRATEGY: Support rigorous Primary Seat Belt and Child Safety Seat Laws It. Enforcement/Prosecution/Adjudication/Recidivism 11-13 STRATEGY: Support efforts of Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors and Judges STRATEGY: Implement and support visual trial technology STRATEGY: DUI-specific training for prosecutors,Judges, Law Enforcement, Task Force Members,and others STRATEGY: Increase offender compliance STRATEGY: Support DRE and ARIDE programs and training III. Education/Awareness/Media Advocacy 14-16 STRATEGY: Promote Policies and Practices that prevent underage drinking and over-service to persons 21 and older STRATEGY: Increase Public Awareness and Educate about the problems and dangers of Impaired Driving STRATEGY: Provide financial and educational support to Jefferson County schools and parent groups for the purpose of assisting youth in making healthy choices regarding substance abuse STRATEGY: Educate on the Importance of Occupant Protection Devices IV. Evaluation 16 V. Special Projects Fund 16 VI. Task Force Members&Meetings 17 VII. Budget.........»..............»...»......................»....» 18 Page 2 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 State Overview Montana is the fourth largest state in the U.S. with a land area of approximately 145,546 square miles, which includes 74,881 miles of public roads. An estimated 1,032,949 people resided in the state in 2015. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for people from age 5 to 34 and is the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in Montana. Montana has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation for the number of deaths caused by alcohol impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled(VMT). .1,184 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver in Montana from 2005-2014. 03.4%of Montanans report driving after drinking too much in the last 30 days compared to the national average of 1.9%. Fatalities vs Alcohol Impaired Fatalities per VMT Fatalities Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100 Million VMT per 100 Million VMT F- CC 1 F 9 � c y u I _ sa a`+ - cn on — O ti n 0 r. 0 U ---f—HOiLna USA —0-1 bnlane --+--ULA :111 ?Ci: 7..o': ?.'n Fos :<11+ 7M. co13 "'01: 2115 Year Year FARS Data VMT is the exposure number that appears to have the greatest influence on the amount of traffic crashes that occur in Montana. Even when crash numbers, injuries,and fatalities are held stable,gains in rates are made because of increases in exposure. Page 3 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 Statewide Effort and Data The Montana Department of Transportation along with its partners and safety stakeholders across the state,are working to implement a wide range of programs to prevent and reduce impaired driving and its consequences. This multi-faceted approach includes strategies from the 4 E's of safety—Engineering, Education, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services. Currently, Montana's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan has four priority strategies to reduce impaired driving fatalities and serious injuries: •Reduce impaired driving through improved processes and regulations •Reduce impaired driving through enforcement •Reduce impaired road users through prevention education •Continue to support and build collaborative partnerships to reduce impaired driving In 2014, Montana committed to Vision Zero—a vision of zero fatalities and zero serious injuries on Montana's roadways. The interim goal to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in half in two decades, from 1,705 in 2007 to 852 by 2030 is an established safety target. 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Page 4 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1,2017-June 30, 2018 Occupant Restraint Use in Alcohol Related Crash Fatalities and Severe Injuries Montana does not have a primary occupant protection law. Yet,crash and causation data indicate ejection from a vehicle is a major contributing factor to the fatalities and serious injuries in alcohol related crashes. Occupants are ejected when either not wearing a seat belt,or not wearing it properly. Restraint use in alcohol related crashes is low and is the primary cause of fatal injuries. FARS data below. Montana Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities Age 5 and Above by Restraint Use and Lives Saved Estimates 'Sr Fatalities Aire S and Above Lives Saved Estimates" Total Restrained Unrestrained Unknown Restraint Percent Known Restrained" Lives Saved at Current Potential Additional Use Belt Use lives Savable at 100%Usage 2011 164 51 139 4 32 54 47 2t2 156 42 112 2 TF 411 37 2013 16D 43 108 3 31 66 47 2014141 3 96 1 T91 it 3* 2615 1669 4 414 9 29 64 1aJ Impaired Driving Charges and Convictions 2"d and subsequent offense DUI convictions are on the rise in Montana from 834 in 2002 to 1,175 in 2013. The following chart shows several Alcohol-related convictions from 2002 to 2013. Alcohol-related convictions 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 BAC=Blood Alcohol Concentration _ DUI 1"offense 2,823 2,790 3,009 2,832 3,250 3,051 3,043 2,891 2,634 2,302 2,482 2,414 DUI 2ntl or subsequent offense _ 834 1,010 909 967 1,055 1,129 1,135 1,161 1,227 1,078 1,151 1,175 BAC 1"offense 1,215 1,249 1,395 1,698 1,722 2,066 2,202 2,165 1,983 1,776 1,616 1,331 BAC 2"or subsequent offense _ 213 204 174 179 247 244 235 264 209 232 371 237 0.02%BAC(under 21 years of age) 460 438 429 361 415 302 343 246 274 241 194 177 1"Offense _ 0.02%BAC(under 21 years of age) 9 6 23 33 25 22 13 10 18 9 8 6 2n°or Subsequent Offense Felony DUI _ 210 209 258 286 r 217 213 194 217 319 279 319 259 Total 5,764 5,906 6,197 6,356 j 6,931 7,027 7,165 6,954 6,664 5,917 6,141 5,599 Alcohol test refusals' Preliminary alcohol screening test(PAST) 1,092 1,208 1,213 1,243 1,330 1,533 1,445 1,519 1,464 1,434 363 100 2n 1"or "offense _ Implied consent 1,146 1,149 1,073 1,171 1,083 1,236 1,382 1,379 1,378 1,257 1,668 1,985 or 2i°offense _ _ _ Total refusals 2,238 2,357 2,286 2,414 2,413 2,769 2,827 2,898 2,842 2,69I 2,031 2,085 Under Montana law,there are two types of impaired driving offenses:driving under the influence(charged under§61-8-401,MCA)and driving with excessive blood alcohol concentration(charged under§61-8-406,MCA). •A driver suspected of DUI may have more than one opportunity to provide or refuse to provide evidence of impairment.The P.A.S.T,is provided at the location of the initial stop.The implied consent test may be breath or blood and is done at a fixed base location by law enforcement(breath test)or medical personnel(blood draw). Page 5 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 Blood Alcohol Concentration(BAC)in Fatal Crashes In 2011, 39%of the drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as having a BAC greater than 0.08. That percent went up in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and then returned to 38%in 2014 and dropped to 33%in 2015. The 5 year average in Montana is 38%,which is above the 5 year average for the US at 31%and is more than double the same 5 year average for the state with the lowest percent of Impaired driving fatalities with a BAC higher than 0.08. Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities**: Montana, U.S.and Best State Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities(BAC Year Total Fatalities =.08+) in all Crashes Per 100 Million Number Percent non Montana 209 82 39 0.70 2011 US 32,479 9,865 30 0.33 Best State* 17 0.16 Montana 205 89 43 0.75 2012 US 33,782 0,336 31 0.35 Best States 15 0.08 Montana 229 93 41 0.77 2013 US 32,893 10,084 31 0.34 Best State* 17 0.14 Montana 192 73 38 0.60 2014 US 32,744 9;943 30 0.33 Best State* 18 0.11 Montana 224 75 33 0.61 2015 US 35,092 10,265 29 0.33 Best State* 16 0.15 *State(or States)With Lowest Percent: Could Be in Different States **Based on the BAC of All Involved Drivers and Motorcycle Riders Only BAC statistic from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System(FARS) The Cost of Alcohol Abuse Results of a study conducted by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research, released in 2009, show that alcohol abuse costs the state's economy more than half a billion dollars per year in lost wages and productivity, alcohol treatment costs, medical costs, and other public and private spending. Of that number,$49.1 million was spent on "extra police,judges and prison cells needed to protect citizens and enforce the laws that are broken because of the impairing impacts of alcohol." A subsequent study, released in January 2010, noted that the addition of alcohol related crashes with injuries represent an additional $131 million, bringing the total economic cost of alcohol abuse to $642 million. Page 6 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 Montana's DUI Task Forces DUI Task Forces were first formed in 1987,with the purpose of: (a) Prevention of driving while under the influence of alcohol (b) Reduction of alcohol-related traffic crashes (c) Education of the public on the dangers of driving after consuming alcoholic beverages or other chemical substances that impair judgment or motor functions. Their work is governed by Sections 61-2-105 through 108 of the Montana Code Annotated. DUI task forces are multi-faceted coalitions that invite participation from a cross-section of community representatives in order to maximize their reach and effectiveness. Initial funding comes from driver license reinstatement fees.The task forces operate at the county level to reduce and prevent impaired driving, and may engage in a variety of activities. Effective DUI task forces are an important mechanism for decreasing the state's alcohol-related injury and fatality rates. T here a re approximately 3 8 DUI Tas k Forces serving 42 counties throughout the state that work closely with the Montana Department of Transportation's Highway Traffic Safety Section to reduce impaired driving. MDT periodically conducts an annual meeting with of all of these partners. JEFFERSON COUNTY OVERVIEW Jefferson County covers approximately 1657 square miles in the western part of the state. Jefferson County has an estimated population of 11,406 residents (2010 Census data). There are 3 Law Enforcement Agencies in Jefferson County: Montana Highway Patrol,the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office and the Boulder City Police. For 2015 the Montana Highway Patrol reports the following for Jefferson County 373 Total Crashes 15 crashes alcohol/drug related/present 32 crashes where at least one person was not properly restrained 46 persons not properly restrained 3 Fatal Crashes 4 Fatalities—1 person was not properly restrained—3 persons were properly restrained 1 Fatal crash-alcohol/drugs were involved/present 104 Injury Crashes 10 crashes-alcohol/drugs was involved/present 22 crashes-at least one person was not properly restrained 35 total persons not properly restrained 266 Property Damage Only Crashes Page 7 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Farce Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 4 alcohol/drug related/present 9 at least one person was not properly restrained 9 persons were not properly restrained For 2016 the Montana Highway Patrol reports the following for Jefferson County: 413 Total Crash 1 Fatal Crash (alcohol related) 82 Injury Crashes 330 Property Damage Only Crashes 22 Crashes where a driver was suspected of Alcohol/Drug use 18 Crashes where a driver was issued citation for DUI/DUID 43 Crashes where at least one person was not wearing a seat belt 44 persons not wearing a seat belt 2015 citations issued in Jefferson County for MIP and DUI offenses are illustrated in the table below: Crime Number Number Number Transferred to other Not Guilty of Filings Dismissed Plead/Found Jurisdiction/Court Guilty Minor in 40 4 36 0 0 Possession (MIP) DUI/DUI 90 20 50 20 0 (per se) Felony DUI 10 6 4 NA 0 2016 citations issued in Jefferson County for MIP and DUI offenses are illustrated in the table below: Crime Number Number Number Transferred to other Not Guilty of Filings Dismissed Plead/Found Jurisdiction/Court Guilty Minor in 20 7 13 0 0 Possession (MIP) DUI/DUI (per 65 11 46 6 2 se) _ Felony DUI 11 1 _ 3 NA 0 *Jefferson County typically charges a defendant with two charges, a DUI and a DUI (per se). Since a defendant can only be convicted of one of the charges and not both, one of the charges must be dismissed. (61-8-408, MCA) The dismissal of one of the tickets accounts for the high number of dismissals. Page 8 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 Jefferson COUNTY CONTINUES TO BE CHALLENGED WITH: + DUI offenders o Low risk perception of conviction and prosecution o Refusals to submit to breath testing o Expert HGN testimony o Recidivism rate + Minors and Underage in possession of alcohol(MIPs&UAPs) o Low risk perception of conviction and prosecution o Vast rural area provides places that are difficult for quick LE response (lake, mountains, etc.) o Youth access to alcohol + Illegal alcohol sales o Over-service of alcohol to persons 21 and older o Sales to persons under 21 years of age o Compliance of current alcohol related laws + Occupant safety and restraint issues o Seat belt and restraint use is much lower in crashes that are alcohol related o Your best defense against an impaired driver are properly used seat belts and child safety seats o Lack of a Primary Seat Belt Law Progress has been made in the attempts to reduce alcohol related crashes in Jefferson County. However, impaired drivers continue to pose a significant safety problem. Problem Solutions: • High Visibility enforcement activities to increase the perception of being caught should a person choose to drive while impaired,or an underage individual chooses to consume, or possess, alcohol.To include strategic patrols during peak times for underage alcohol use and impaired driving.This will be accomplished in conjunction with the STEP program. • Increased media to highlight the apprehension, and adjudication,of alcohol related offenders. This will lead to an increase in the perception of being caught should a person choose to commit an alcohol related offense. • Continued support of the DOR's "Let's Control It"training with the goal of ensuring all establishments comply with the mandatory RASS training legislation. • Support Law Enforcement efforts with Compliance Checks for underage and over-service. • Support efforts centered on Social Host and other underage alcohol access reduction programs. • Contact some of the neighboring counties of similar size (Madison, Beaverhead,etc.)to get some stat comparisons about traffic crashes, DUIs, etc. • Increase Junior Member Program for more peer to peer interaction and support at both county High Schools. • Continually evaluate effectiveness of each of the problem solutions through data gathering from related agencies and courts to monitor progress of plan. Page 9 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 To enhance the effectiveness of Jefferson County's impaired and traffic safety programs in preventing injuries,saving lives,and reducing economic costs of motor vehicle crashes, this plan supports the priority recommendations of the State's Impaired Driving Assessment conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Technical Assistance Team on May 5-10,2023 and the State's Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan. PROGRAM GOAL The goal of the Jefferson County DUI Task Force Strategic Plan for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 is to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Jefferson County by implementing the methods and strategies outlined in this plan. This reduction, in turn, will lower the economic costs associated with ensuing injuries and deaths. The task force will support evidence based educational programs and messaging to address occupant safety and protection related to impaired driving. DUI Task Force Program Administration The Jefferson County DUI Task Force represents a diverse cross section of the community that includes citizens,government officials, law enforcement, business, health professionals,youth, prevention and treatment specialists committed to reducing alcohol-related traffic crashes in Jefferson County by implementing best practice traffic safety countermeasures. One of the more important activities of the Task Force is bringing various parties together to focus and coordinate efforts and acquire and share resources.The Task Force is committed to work closely with the CARE (Citizens Action for a Responsible Environment)Coalition and Task Force Junior members.The Jefferson County DUI Task Force is committed to carry out the objectives set forth in this strategic plan for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30,2018. DUI Task Force Coordinator A program responding to the many objectives and strategies contained in the Jefferson County DUI Plan requires some expenditure for accounting services, planning, coordination and administration.The Coordinator will take guidance from the Chairperson with the consultation of the DUI Task Force Board members The DUI Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following: • Implementing and monitoring the Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan; ▪ Writing and submitting the Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan and the Annual Report to the Jefferson County Commissioners; ▪ Serving as the liaison to the media,the State Highway Traffic Safety Office and other community and State groups. ▪ Keeping the board of directors updated on recent events and data. Functioning as an active partner in the community system(consisting of government policy makers, providers, school officials, law enforcement, parents, and concerned citizens)focusing on alcohol-related concerns with emphasis on coordination and collaboration. • Working with the High School students who are participating in the Junior Member Program. s In the event the Chairperson/Coordinator is not able to complete the objectives and strategies in the annual DUI Task Force Plan, the Vice-Chairperson will be the representative for the Task Force. • Participating in the annual statewide or regional DUI Task Force meetings hosted by the Montana Department of Transportation's State Highway Safety Bureau. Page 10 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 I. POLICY & LEGISLATION PROBLEMS: Need for stronger DUI and Seat Belt/Occupant Protection Laws in Montana OBJECTIVE: Increase probability that impaired drivers will be subject to swift, sure, and appropriate sanctions STRATEGY: Support rigorous DUI and impaired driving laws METHOD: Provide legislators and constituents with information needed to introduce and enact DUI laws in the State of Montana that are sound, rigorous and easy to enforce and administer STRATEGY: Support rigorous Primary Seat Belt and Child Safety Seat Laws METHOD: Provide legislators and constituents with information needed to introduce and enact primary seat belt(occupant protection) laws in the State of Montana that are sound. Primary Seat Belt Laws have been documented and evidence based as a Countermeasure that works for reducing traffic crash injuries and fatalities and is listed in the May,2013 Impaired Driving Assessment of Montana conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request, during Legislative sessions, with Task Force support II. ENFORCEMENT/PROSECUTION/ADJUDICATION/TRAINING PROBLEMS: Low Risk Perception of Arrest and Conviction of DUI related offenses, City& County Prosecutors are Overburdened with DIM Cases, DUI specific training, Recidivism OBJECTIVE: Increase risk perception of being arrested and convicted of DUI STRATEGY: Support efforts of Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors and Judges METHOD: Fund DUI overtime shifts for patrol activity The Jefferson County DUI Task Force may provide overtime funds for enhanced DUI and high visibility saturation patrols on weekends, holidays, and special events. The increased presence of law enforcement vehicles will send the message that impaired driving will not be tolerated. DUI overtime contracts will be awarded to the Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol. The DUI Task Force Chairperson will administer/monitor the contracts and collect quarterly arrest data from participating agencies. Aug. 21—Sept. 4, 2017: Impaired Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Oct.16—Oct. 22, 2017: National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2017: Impaired Driving: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Nov. 22—Nov. 28, 2017:Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Dec. 1—Dec. 14, 2017: Impaired Driving: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Dec. 15—Jan. 1, 2018: Impaired Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Jan-Feb,2018: Super Bowl Drunk Driving Campaign March 17, 2018: St. Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Campaign June—July, 2018: Fourth of July Impaired Driving Mobilization Page 11 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 METHOD: Fund DUI-Related Equipment& Processing Supplies The Jefferson County DUI Task Force may provide funds to law enforcement agencies within Jefferson County to purchase equipment, supplies,and/or upgrading equipment and supplies needed for enforcing DUI laws and processing DUI arrests (portable Preliminary Breath Testing devices(PBTS), cameras, mouthpieces, DVDs,video tapes, etc.). TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request,availability of funds and Task Force support OBJECTIVE: Swift and effective prosecution of DUI offenders STRATEGY: Implement and support visual trial technology METHOD: Fund Prosecution efforts Increased enforcement by local law enforcement agencies has resulted in an increase in arrests, which in turn has given the courts an influx of DUI and related cases. Proficient and successful prosecution of impaired driving offenses is imperative. Refusal to submit to breath/blood testing complicates the prosecution of impaired driving cases as they deprive prosecutors of the ability to prove impairment through use of blood alcohol concentration evidence. METHOD: Fund equipment to implement/support visual trial programs The Jefferson County DUI Task Force may provide monetary support to the Jefferson County Attorney's Offices for the purchase of supplies and equipment needed to conduct visual trials. STRATEGY: DUI-specific training for prosecutors,judges,Law Enforcement,Task Force Members.and others METHOD: Support training in laws, awareness, education,and enforcement The Jefferson County DUI Task Force may provide monetary support for DUI-specific training regarding legal issues, DUI detection an d enforcement,and effective prosecution of DUI offenses. TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request, availability and Task Force support OBJECTIVE: Dissuade DUI offenders from driving under the influence in the future STRATEGY: Increase offender compliance METHOD: Support treatment and rehabilitation programs Support the 24/7 Sobriety Program The Jefferson County DUI Task Force may provide support to the 24/7 Sobriety Program. This program is designed to keep 2"d and subsequent DUI offenders sober while they are out of jail awaiting trial. The participants must provide breath testing twice-a-day or subscribe to SCRAM units. This program will reduce jail populations and increase safety. TIMELINE: Ongoing, upon request,availability of funds and Task Force support Page 12 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 METHOD:Drug Recognition Expert(DRE) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement(ARIDE) Support The problem of identifying drug impaired drivers led officers within the Los Angeles Police Department, aided by scientists, physicians, other drug experts, and John Hopkins University to develop a drug recognition training program. This same need of trained professionals in Jefferson County also exists. The primary DRE activity is reliable identification of drug-impaired drivers. In addition to this service to the agency and the community, there is evidence that the program has a crossover effect on drug trafficking and general crime suppression. These positive outcomes, however,are not without cost.The program places high demands on a police department for both officer training and duty time. Also,the increased number of specimens may tax the resources of the laboratory. TIMELINE: Ongoing, upon request, availability of funds and Task Force support Enforcement to recognize OBJECTIVE: Assist and support the training of Law orce gn pport g behavior and physiological states associated with psychoactive drugs in the field of Drug Recognition STRATEGY: Support DRE and ARIDE programs and training The DRE evaluation,which is requested by an arresting officer when a suspect's BAC is inconsistent with his/her driving and behavior, includes 12 steps. Based on the evaluation,the DRE forms an opinion as to: 1) whether the suspect is impaired, 2) if impaired, whether the impairment is related to drugs, and 3) if related to drugs,which drug category or combinations of categories is causing the impairment. At the present time, DRE and ARIDE training is available for qualified agencies nationwide under the auspices of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. ARIDE-Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement programs were developed to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing(SFST)and the DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and promoting the use of DREs. The ARIDE program also stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate biological sample in order to identify substances likely causing impairment. METHOD: Participate in study groups and provide input and support for the training of DRE's within Jefferson County and those affiliated with member agencies.The Task Force may also support ARIDE training. TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request with Task Force support and available funds Page 13 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 III. EDUCATION/AWARENESS/MEDIA ADVOCACY/INTERVENTION PROBLEMS: Lack of clear knowledge and awareness of the laws, liabilities, health, economic and criminal consequences associated with serving, selling and consumption of alcohol demonstrates a need to educate businesses,community members and youth regarding the dangers of drinking and drinking and driving. Additionally,there is a high percentage of unrestrained occupants in alcohol related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. OBJECTIVE: Reduce Incidence of Alcohol/Impaired Driving STRATEGY: Promote Policies&Practices that prevent underage drinking and over-service to persons 21 and older METHOD: Support MDOR and Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Training(RASST) Many alcohol servers have little knowledge of their legal responsibilities and potential liability when persons under 21 years of age are served alcohol or when persons 21 and older are over-served. The Jefferson County DUI Task Force will provide support for the coordination of the MDOR"Let's Control It" classes for licensed establishments and individuals in Jefferson County. A participant fee will be charged and collected to cover materials and supplies. The course will include instruction on the following topics: Clarifying the laws regarding sales of alcohol and the fines and liability associated with non-compliance; How to ask for ID without offending the customer,acceptable forms of ID, invalid (fake) ID detection& speeding up the ID process; How to identify minors; How to be assertive,yet polite; How to judge "Apparent Intoxication" levels of customers and patrons; How to deal with an intoxicated or violent person; The importance of documentation/incident reports; How to establish or develop written company policies related to alcohol sales; and Local resources for safe ride home programs, designated drivers, and alternative transportation options. TIMEUNE: Approximately 4 Classes per year. Average of 10 Participants per Class METHOD: Support Law Enforcement agencies in the conduction of Alcohol Compliance Checks, highlighting the activity through media releases following the operations. TIMELINE: Quarterly Page 14 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 STRATEGY: Increase Public Awareness and Educate about the problems and dangers of Impaired Driving METHOD: Support comprehensive year round public information and education campaigns to enhance general deterrence by increasing knowledge and awareness,changing attitudes and modifying behavior. Support for Pl&E activities and programs may include: Speakers' Bureau of professionals, such as prosecutors,judges, nurses, doctors, emergency medical personnel, law enforcement officers, and treatment professionals,to educate the public about legal consequences, health risks,costs associated,and other consequences of impaired driving. Support evidence based educational programs and trainings for members,classroom traffic safety presentations(with appropriate emphasis on impaired driving and occupant protection),and student organizations that promote responsible traffic safety outreach. High visibility evidence based messages (paid,earned and donated media)such as seasonal billboards, media events (live radio remotes) and movie theater slides scheduled in conjunction with National Mobilization Campaigns to reduce impaired driving and increase seatbelt use during the heavily traveled holidays of Christmas/New Year, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The Task Force will also focus on other high-risk times throughout the year such as spring break, prom and graduation,St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, etc.to the degree that funds are available. Messages will emphasize impaired driving enforcement,occupant protection,and personal responsibility including designated drivers and alternative safe transportation. Aug. 24-27, 2017—Jefferson County Rodeo Aug. 21—Sept.4, 2017: Impaired Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Oct.16—Oct. 22, 2017: National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 31- Nov. 1,2017: Impaired Driving: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Nov. 22—Nov.28, 2017:Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Dec. 1—Dec. 14,2017: Impaired Driving: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Dec. 15—Jan. 1, 2018: Impaired Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over May 2018—May Mobilization June—July, 2018: Fourth of July Impaired Driving Mobilization TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request with Task Force support OBJECTIVE: Increase youth awareness and education when it comes to making safe choices regarding alcohol and other drugs. STRATEGY: Work with the schools and parent groups in Jefferson County to provide financial and educational support to assist youth in making healthy choices in regards to substance abuse METHOD: Provide the school districts in Jefferson County funding for Red Ribbon Week activities which allow for the education of youth on the dangers of alcohol,drugs and impaired driving. Respond to requests from parent groups to support chemical free activities METHOD: Involve high school students in the Junior Member Program and expand as necessary. Provide junior members with training opportunities and other incentives to participate and complete activities as designated by the Jefferson County DUI Task Force. Activities and responsibilities will be determined as a joint effort of the junior members, DUI Task Force board and coordinator. TIMELINE: August, 2017—June 30, 2018 Page 15 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 OBJECTIVE: Increase public awareness and education relating to occupant protection devices to decrease bodily injury or death of vehicle occupants STRATEGY: Educate on the Importance of Occupant Protection Devices Data shows that seat belt use is much lower in crashes that are alcohol related. Half(50%) of the alcohol related crash fatalities were unbelted fatalities, and 60%of the alcohol related severe crash injuries are a result of unrestrained occupants. It is also widely recognized the best defense against an impaired driver is a properly worn and fastened seatbelt or child safety seat. Occupant protection education and outreach is an evidence based method for reducing crash injuries and fatalities. METHOD: Participate and provide input in occupant protection programs as they directly relate to impaired driving crashes through educational trainings, outreach, and at events,activities, and/or supporting articles. Provide training opportunities to Task Force members that will directly impact the increase in occupant protection use among all drivers and passengers in motor vehicles. July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018—Responsible Alcohol Sales/Service Classes July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018—High Visibility Mobilizations July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018—Community Events(July 4,August Rodeo, Fall Music Festival, etc...) October, 2017-Teen Driver Safety Week March—May, 2018—Prom,Alcohol Awareness month,Graduation TIMELINE: Ongoing-Upon request with Task Force support and available funds IV. EVALUATION Outcomes to the strategies described in this plan will be closely monitored. Due to limited resources, we recognize that it is not possible to conduct a sophisticated evaluation on all aspects of this plan. Instead,we will get specific about particular projects such as the focus on crash data, DUI arrests and convictions, sales to minors, Compliance Check failures and successes, Responsible Alcohol Sales/Service training,and the activities and or events provided to the youth and underage. To measure progress,we will look at trend data for the following measures: •Alcohol related crash fatalities and injuries(all ages); •Unrestrained occupant injuries and fatalities in alcohol related crashes •Driving under the influence arrests and convictions •Percent of drinking drivers ages 15-19 involved in fatal or injury crashes(NHTSA suggests the 15 to 19 age group to better target the analysis); •Number of participants who attend Responsible Alcohol Sales/Service training; and •Results of Compliance Checks •Number of youth attending task force sponsored events/activities V.Special Projects Fund Donations,additional funds from HB 132 and/or independently raised funds will be placed into the Special Projects Fund for traffic safety program strategies. The Special Projects Fund aids in the funding support of special projects and equipment in our strategic plan not covered under the specific MCA 61- 2-106. Requests for funding from this fund must be submitted in writing and presented to the task force at a monthly meeting and allocations will be considered by DUI Task Force voting members as they arise throughout each fiscal year. Page 16 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan July 1,2017—June 30, 2018 VI. Task Force Membership The Jefferson County DUI Task Force is composed of various sectors of the community. The following is a list of the Jefferson County DUI Task Force Members. Tom Grimsrud, Chair Kellie Doherty, Treasurer Jefferson Co Sheriff's Dept. Jefferson Co Attorney's Office PO Box H PO Box H Boulder, MT 59632 Boulder, MT 59632 (406)459-9121 (406)225-4010 terimsrud@ieffersoncounty-mt.gov kdohem:ii ieffersoncounty-mt.go% Barb Reiter,Coordinator Pam Hanna Jefferson County Prevention Specialist Public Health School Nurse PO Box 284 PO Box 872 Boulder,MT 59632 Boulder,MT 59631 (406)461-3618 (406)438-7878 breiter@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov phanna(Wjeffersoncaunty-mt.gov Dave Gleich Cory Kirsch Montana Hwy. Patrol Jefferson County Commissioner 15 West Cherry Jefferson Box H Montana City,MT 59634 Boulder,MT 59632 deleich amt.goc ckirsch a;jeffersoncountp-mt.eo4 Kathy Dyer Anjeantte Haas, Vice Chair Retired Registered Nurse PO Box 311 207 South Adams Boulder,MT 59632 Boulder, MT 59632 (406)460-0047 (406)225-3475 anjeanette.haas@ihs.k12.mt.us kathvboulderaemail.com anjeanette.haas agmail.com DUI TASK FORCE MEETING SCHEDULE The Jefferson County DUI Task Force meets monthly—generally the 3'Tues. The meeting agenda is publicized in the local papers as well as on the bulletin board in the Jefferson County Courthouse. Page 17 of 18 FY-2018-Jefferson County DUI Task Force Plan. July 1, 2017—June 30, 2018 VII. BUDGET Cash on Hand(carryover) $9,500 Revenue DUI reinstatement fees $4,500 Contributions/Donations $1,175 Havre Help—Compliance Checks $4,000 Total $19,175 Expenses Operations and Maintenance Office Supplies $ 300 Coordinator Salary $3,500 Fringe Benefits $ 475 DUI Related Equipment and Processing Supplies PBT purchases $2,000 PBT Mouthpieces $ 250 Intox Mouthpieces $ 250 Intox Gas Solutions $ 200 Training Support Funds $1,000 Mileage for Members to State Meetings $ 350 Educational Supplies $ 300 Red Ribbon Week Supplies $ 2,200 Educational Support $ 1,000 LE voluntary overtime—Compliance Checks/ high profile party times,etc. $ 2,350 Alcohol Awareness Event Incentives $ 1,000 Advertising and Media $ 1,000 Junior Member Scholarship $ 3,000 Total(proposed budget) $19,175 Page 18 of 18