THE GALLATIN DUI STUDY
I found the Preliminary Report from the Gallatin County Study news report that was published on January 21, 2016 in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle interesting. The report analyzed the trends in DUI numbers, among other things and came to the following conclusions - some surprising and others expected.
It revealed that that the most commonly charged defendants were between the ages of 18 and 29, which surprised me in light of many of this age groups’ familiarity with Uber and Lyft – two services for which seemingly everyone in their age group would be familiar and uses frequently.
The study found that those cited were most commonly cited between midnight and 3 a.m., which was of little surprise. What was surprising, however, was that of the 337 cases in which defendants provided a breath sample, the average blood-alcohol content was 0.177, more than twice the legal limit.