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Statistics on driving while intoxicated
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 2, ARTICLE 2
§ 216-a. Statistics on driving while intoxicated. 1. The commissioner
shall collect and analyze statistical information and data with respect
to: (i) the number of persons charged with violating any of the
provisions of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter
prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, or the provisions of section eleven hundred
ninety-two-a of this chapter prohibiting persons under the age of
twenty-one from operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol,
or the provisions of section forty-nine-b of the navigation law
prohibiting persons under the age of twenty-one from operating a vessel
after having consumed alcohol; and (ii) the disposition of such charge
and (iii) if a conviction or finding was had thereon, the category of
the offense for which such conviction or finding was had, whether it
resulted from a plea of guilty or after trial or after a hearing before
a hearing officer and the sentence thereon; and (iv) such other
information as the commissioner shall deem relevant. Provided, however,
that nothing herein shall be deemed to authorize the reporting or
collecting of any information relating to the identity of any person so
charged, and no such information shall be so reported to or collected by
the commissioner except for the purposes of assisting courts or hearing
officers in the suspension of licenses pursuant to sections five hundred
ten and five hundred fourteen of this chapter or the suspension of
operating privileges pursuant to section forty-nine-b of the navigation
law, and no such information may be disseminated except to such courts
or hearing officers.

2. The commissioner shall from time to time make reports and
recommendations to the governor and the legislature based upon the
compilation and analysis of the information and data made pursuant to
this section.