Targeting High Risk Events Prom and Graduation

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					Ellen Snelling M.S., Co-chair, Tampa Alcohol Coalition
er.snelling@verizon.net web site: www.tampatac.com
                History of TAC
 Started as a committee of the Hillsborough County
  Anti Drug Alliance in 2001

 Concerns about underage drinking in Ybor City and
  high rate of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities in
  Hillsborough County

 Mission: To prevent underage/ high risk drinking
  and alcohol-related consequences

 TAC grew from 5 members in 2001 to 100 in 2006
        Tampa Alcohol Coalition
Over 100 members:
 Courts
 Law enforcement
 Schools
 Universities and colleges
 Parents
 Students
 Businesses
 Prevention and treatment
  agencies
 MADD volunteers
BINGE DRINKING
      Increases Risk of:

       Assault
       Rape
       Alcohol poisoning
       Car crashes
       Drowning
       Suicide
       Injuries and falls
       Fatalities
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s DUI and
Underage Drinking Law Enforcement




7,054 DUI arrests made in Hillsborough County in 2006
         533 DUI arrests- persons under age 21
              #1 in the State in DUI arrests
           DUI arrests- 18 to 20 year olds in
                Hillsborough County
    600
                                                             496   482   486
                                                 477
    500                                    452         464


    400
                                     334

    300
                               231
                   195   212
             182
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18 to 20 year olds made up 4.6% of the licensed drivers, but comprised 7.6% of
DUI arrests and 12.8% of the drinking drivers in alcohol-related crashes (HCSO)
  Hillsborough County .02 Violations
• 10 .02 driving
 violations in 2004

• 79 .02 violations
  in 2005

• Increase due to
  Operation Teen
  Angel

• GIS map made
  by HCSO Crime
  Analysis Dept.
  HCSO Responsible Vendor- Last Drink Survey




Persons arrested for DUI are asked where they were drinking.
Data is recorded- law enforcement investigates problem bars.
HCSO Deputy offers resources such as training and safe rides.
     GIS Maps to Promote Policy Change:
HCSO Helped Amend County Bottle Club Policy in 2005
    DUI Education for Offenders

DUI Counterattack
 Level I 12 hours of instruction
 Level II 21 hours of instruction
 Both levels include a substance abuse
 evaluation


MADD Victim Impact Panel
 Hillsborough County’s 3 Pronged DUI
 Initiative
Enforcement- HCSO BATmobile, frequent
 sobriety checkpoints and saturations (multi-
 agency)

Prosecution- State Attorneys Office has a
 dedicated DUI prosecutor

Treatment- offered for multiple DUI
 offenders at Tampa Crossroads TRIAD
                         Alcohol-Related Fatalities
                                  Hillsborough   Pinellas        Orange
                   100
                           79
                                        73                  75
                    75                                                      75
 # of Fatalities




                            64                              74
                                         66                                 59
                           51                          48
                    50
                                        37
                                                                            39

                    25

                     0
                           2002        2003           2004                2005
Hillsborough County alcohol fatalities declined 25% since 2002
Note: Data obtained from Florida DHSMV.
       ALCOHOL IS A DRUG-
THE #1 DRUG OF CHOICE FOR TEENS




  ALCOHOL KILLS MORE YOUNG PEOPLE
   THAN ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS COMBINED
               2005 Underage Drinking Data
                   Hillsborough County                     Florida Statewide

       45%      41.3% 39.7%
       40%
       35%                                                  30.0%
       30%                                                       27.2%
                              22.5%
       25%                            21.3%                              19.1%
       20%                                                                       16.8%
       15%                                    11.5%
                                                   10.2%
       10%
        5%
        0%
                 Alcohol        Episodic Drove After          Rode       Marijuana
                                 Heavy     Drinking         w/Drinker
                              Drinking (5+
                               Drinks in a
                                  Row)
Source- 2005 YRBSS Survey of high school students- behaviors in past 30 days
       Ybor City Entertainment District
 Ybor City entertainment
  district red area on GIS map
  (highest bar density- 87 liquor
  licenses within a few blocks)

 Most bars allow ages 18+

 Many “Drink Specials” offered

 Ybor has highest underage
  drinking arrests in the city

 High in assaults and drug
  arrests                           GIS map by Dr. Richard Scribner
    Tampa Police Department
Underage Drinking Law Enforcement
 Undercover TPD officers and
  Alcoholic Beverage agents conduct
  compliance checks and underage
  drinking operations in Ybor City

 TPD patrols Ybor parking lots and
  alleys for drinkers

 Investigate party buses from
  universities

 Conduct DUI operations in and
  around Ybor

 Collaborate with universities,
  schools, ABT and TAC
 City of Tampa Underage Drinking Arrests 2005


• 313 total underage
  drinking arrests in
  Tampa

• 269 (86%) underage
  drinking arrests in
  District 3, mainly in
  Ybor City

reference: TPD Crime
Analysis
 Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages
 and Tobacco
 SUDS: Stop Underage Drinking and
  Sales, Florida Hotline 1-866-540-SUDS
 Compliance checks and underage
  drinking operations
 ABT conducts alcohol source
  investigations of underage DUIs and
  DUI crashes (ICARE)
 ABT agents collaborate with coalition,
  MADD, schools, other law enforcement
  agencies and universities
 TAC members observe ABT agents
  during underage operations
Mock Crash at Blake High School
Underage Drinking Billboard
               Alcohol Policy
TAC uses data, GIS maps and survey results to
  advocate for local alcohol policy change:

 Age 21 and up in bars
 Restricting drink specials

2006 SurveyUSA Survey of 500 Tampa Bay Adults:

 71% support age 21 to enter a bar

 62% support restricting drink specials

 68% support changing bar closing time from 3 AM to 2 AM
            Cheap Drink Promotions
Drink Special flyers promoting free and cheap drinks are distributed by
bars to college students- in dorm rooms and on car windshields
 Greenery Pub- Bar Near USF Campus
• Jan 2006, Greenery Pub
  requests expansion
• Pub markets to USF
  students, features cheap
  drink specials
•TAC supported
  homeowners group effort
  to stop bar expansion
• Homeowners presented
  crime data, testimony,
  video outside of Pub
• May 2006, County
  Commission denied
  expansion
        Drunk Bitch Friday- Cancelled




Drunk Bitch Friday: Lex and Terry Radio
show featured drunk women. Show host
Lex gave DB Charlee beer through a
beer bong during a DBF broadcast and
photos were posted on Lex and Terry       Because of protests by
website. Women drank on the show          TAC and other coalitions,
until they got drunk. Some threw up.      DBF was taken off the air
Some passed out.                          in January 2006

				
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