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Illinois Prosecutors Push For Additional SCRAM Bracelets on DUI Defendants

Prosecutors in Winnebago County have asked the State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato to push for additional requirements of drunk driving offenders including that they wear SCRAM bracelets as a condition of release or probation. The county began allowing Judges the option to require the alcohol monitoring device in September of 2015. The program met great success …

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Dallas Judge uses SCRAM bracelets to combat DWI Cases

Dallas Judge Vickers Cunningham needed a way to stop defendants from continuing to drink and drive. Too many times he would see repeat offenders. Urine tests were not effective since alcohol metabolizes in the system quickly. Judge Cunningham sought a new technology that would monitor alcohol use and ensure sobriety of participants. Amazingly, since implementing …

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El Dorado County Sheriff Required to Wear SCRAM Bracelet after 3rd DUI Arrest

El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy John Broadfoot was arrested earlier this year for driving under the influence after crashing his vehicle into a parked car. This was his 3rd DUI arrest in a matter of months. The first drunk driving incident occurred last December in South Lake Tahoe. After being placed on administrative leave through …

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Zero Failures for SCRAM Users Under Yankton County 24/7 Sobriety Program

South Dakota has seen unprecedented success with their introduction of the 24/7 Sobriety Program throughout the state. Yankton County began monitoring drug and alcohol offenders through the program in 2007 and has been privy to the same success. The 24/7 Program allows courts to monitor drug and alcohol offenders instead of automatically putting them in …

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24/7 Sobriety Program Bill Introduced in California Legislature

California Assembly Member Cooley introduced legislation to establish a “24/7 Sobriety” Monitoring Program. The program is intended to be directly modeled after South Dakota’s program of the same name, which has met great success and has been the earmark for many other programs throughout the country. The program utilizes monitoring of repeat alcohol offenders with …

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SCRAM GPS Bracelet Used to Deter Drunk Driving in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for a wide range of jobs including monitoring adult and juvenile offenders. Offenders range from low risk individuals who have committed non-violent crimes to high-risk offenders including those facing domestic violence charges. Johnson County, Kansas is the largest county by population with more than 550,000 residents. …

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Target 25 Program Finds Success with SCRAM to Reduce Repeat DUIs in Pennsylvania

The Target 25 Program was introduced in York County, Pennsylvania in 2012 to specifically combat the problem of repeat drunk drivers. Too often judges in the county were seeing repeat offenders. Drunk driving cases were stacking up with people picking up new offenses before the completion of a prior DUI case. Target 25 requires all …

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SCRAM CAM used in San Joaquin County Courts to deter drinking and driving recidivism

In 2008, San Joaquin County introduced the San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court (SJDMC) to combat the rising issue of alcohol related crashes and DUI arrests. Prior to 2008, San Joaquin had one of the highest drunk driving recidivism rates in the State due to little or no accountability being placed on 2nd and 3rd DUI …

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London Extends SCRAM CAM Requirements for Alcohol Offenders

In July 2014, the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime implemented a pilot program requiring alcohol offenders to wear the SCRAM CAM alcohol-monitoring device. The pilot program was conducted over 12 months in the boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Sutton (South London Local Justice Area). During the 12-month pilot 113 people were …

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