Acknowledgements

We are grateful for the help given us by a number of public servants in the State of Maine. In particular, we thank Robert E. O’Connell, Jr., Director, Division of Driver License Services, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, who provided data on alcohol-related violations and information on the nature and evolution of the Maine lower BAC law for convicted OUI offenders. We also thank Howard Beach, Systems Analyst Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, who provided the data we used in our analysis of OUI recidivism in Maine. And we are most grateful to Susan Long, Program Manager, of Maine’s DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Programs) in the Office of Substance Abuse, for pro-viding us the results of her organization’s survey of law awareness among OUI offenders entering DEEP.

We spoke with a number of law enforcement officials and patrol officers in Maine who provided many useful insights about their role in enforcing the lower BAC law. Involved organizations were the Augusta Police Department, the Portland Police Depart-met, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maine State Police. We appreciate their cooperation and help, and extend our thanks to them.

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