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Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution

PURPOSE: To improve the ability of the state’s prosecutors to effectively  prosecute serious traffic safety violations, particularly focusing on the following crimes:

  • Negligent homicide
  • Vehicle crashes involving personal injury
  • Operating under the influence of or while impaired by alcohol and/or a controlled substance
  • Operating on a suspended or revoked license

 
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor are:

  • To provide continuing professional education opportunities to all new prosecuting and assistant prosecuting attorneys to improve their ability to effectively prosecute traffic safety violations
  • To provide continuing professional education opportunities to experienced prosecuting and assistant prosecuting attorneys to improve the ability to effectively prosecute more complex traffic safety violations, such as negligent homicide or felony drunk driving
  • To provide quality, up to date legal reference material and training to assist prosecutors, law enforcement officers and other traffic safety cases
  • To provide a dedicated liaison between and among the state’s prosecutors, law enforcement and the traffic safety community to work for better coordination in the prosecution of serious traffic safety violations
  • To provide information and education to the motoring public, law enforcement, prosecutors and traffic safety professionals.

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