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Probation awarded grant to supervise high-risk, repeat DUI offenders


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 7:20pm

A grant given to the OTS will fund check-ins, probation officers, alcohol testing, and officer training.

Yvette Urrea Moe

County of San Diego Communications Office

The San Diego County Probation Department received a $335,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to provide more intensive monitoring for people convicted of driving under the influence.

"Our monitoring program helps probationers stay on track with treatment and other court-ordered measures," San Diego County Interim Probation Chief Cesar Escuro said. "The goal is that with additional guidance and help, it will reduce the number of probationers who are arrested or cited again for DUI."

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