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Center for Public Health Law Research

The Problem: Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many public health harms. Impaired driving is one of the largest contributors to motor vehicle crashes. Each year in the United States more than 10,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2016, these crashes accounted for almost one-third of all U.S. traffic-related deaths. CDC: Impaired Driving Factsheet.

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Legal Science, LLC

This dataset examines which U.S. states have Good Samaritan laws, and outlines various characteristics of those laws, including how those laws protect citizens from controlled substance possession laws, alcohol related crime laws, drug paraphernalia laws, and probation and parole violations, as well as whether Good Samaritan laws are considered a mitigating factor in sentencing.