The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the San Diego County Probation Department a $382,000 grant that will be used to target high-risk, repeat drunk or drugged driving offenders with suspended or revoked licenses who don’t comply with court orders.
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The grant pays for two of the nine officers in the San Diego County Probation DUI enforcement unit who monitor drivers on probation for felony DUI convictions, according to a county report released Friday.
The funding is also used to offset overtime pay for officers who conduct off-hours compliance checks on offenders, officers involved in probation sweeps that target non-compliant DUI convicts, and officers who look for repeat offenders driving with a suspended or revoked license as they leave court hearings.
“This grant funding allows us to intensely supervise and monitor treatment for these high-risk offenders to make sure they are attending DUI educational programs and following other restrictions and requirements determined by a judge,” said Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales. “Our highest goal is to promote safe roadways for every driver and pedestrian while successfully rehabilitating these men and women so that they are no longer a risk to themselves or to the community.”
Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
–StaffSan Diego County Probation Department Receives Grant to Target Repeat DUI Offenders was last modified: October 26th, 2018 by Toni McAllister
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