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Probation Department gets grant to monitor high-risk DUI offenders

 

Last updated 11/26/2017 at Noon

A probation officer administers a test that checks for alcohol.

County of San Diego Communications Office

The San Diego County Probation Department will use a half-million dollar grant to keep high-risk DUI offenders from getting behind the wheel again.

Nationally, nearly one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders and 50 to 75 percent of convicted drivers continue to drive on a suspended license, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

A $535,111 grant to the San Diego County Probation Department from the California Office of Traffic Safety will help the department make sure high-risk, felony and...



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