To Monitor High-Risk DUI Offenders
Sacramento, CA. November 7, 2014 - Sacramento Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results. A $460,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Sacramento County Probation Department will help insure that these worst-of-the-worst offenders are complying with all court orders.
“Sacramento County continues to focus on community safety and DUI probationers with multiple convictions are held accountable through supervision, drug and alcohol testing, and court ordered DUI education classes and counseling,” said Chief Probation Officer, Lee Seale. “We are proud of our partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety which will allow us to continue our supervision of this High Risk population.”
The grant will fund officers to intensely monitor drivers on probation for felony DUI or multiple misdemeanor DUI convictions. Supervision for these high-risk offenders will include:
- Unannounced home searches
- Random alcohol and drug testing
- Special monitoring to ensure compliance with court-ordered DUI education and treatment programs
The Intensive Probation Supervision for High-Risk Felony and Repeat DUI Offenders grant is aimed at reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the county. In 2012, 43 were killed and 956 injured in such crashes in Sacramento County.
Probation will also collaborate with other local law enforcement agencies to conduct DUI/Driver license checkpoints and warrant service operations targeting individuals who fail to make court appearances after DUI arrests.
“California’s roadways are still among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users. The Sacramento County Probation Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts.”
Funding for the grant is from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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