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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 35. Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program
Chapter 20. Policy and Procedure Manual
5/31/2020

24VAC35-20-50. Vasap (Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program) Components.

ASAP responds to the problems of alcohol or other drug-related transportation incidents through five component areas.

1. Case management and offender intervention

2. Enforcement

3. Adjudication

4. Public information

5. Evaluation and certification

Each component is oriented specifically to the problem of driving under the influence and attempts to prevent DUI behavior or reeducate those who are convicted of DUI.

The specific components and their directives are as follows:

1. Enforcement.

a. Deter incidents of impaired driving.

b. Increase the number of arrests and convictions of motorists driving under the influence.

c. Reduce the blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

d. Improve the accuracy of reporting of alcohol and other drug involvement in transportation crashes.

2. Adjudication.

a. Raise the conviction rate of DUI offenders.

b. Maintain a consistent rate of DUI referrals.

c. Decrease recidivism among offenders previously involved in VASAP.

3. Case management and offender intervention.

a. Establish and maintain a standard classification procedure for offenders.

b. Establish standard methods of reporting offender status to referring courts and the Executive Director of the Commission on VASAP.

c. Implement and maintain an offender tracking system (VADD) (see Case Management Manual, 24VAC35-30-10 et seq.).

d. Implement and maintain a standard curriculum to education offenders.

e. Identify resources for offender referral to properly licensed facilities or properly licensed private practitioners.

4. Public information.

a. Prevent and reduce incidents of DUI.

b. Increase public knowledge of VASAP and transportation dangers caused by alcohol or other drugs.

5. Evaluation and certification.

a. Utilize the VASAP Commission certification manual to conduct evaluations of ASAP operations every three years.

b. Develop a system for evaluating the impact of the VASAP system on DUI problems.

Statutory Authority

§§ 18.2-271.1 and 18.2-271.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR647-01-02 § 1.5, eff. September 13, 1989; amended, Volume 07, Issue 09, eff. February 28, 1991.

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