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24/7 Sobriety Program to Distribute Money Back to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :    Wednesday, October 6, 2015
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

 

24/7 Sobriety Program to Distribute Money Back to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

 
PIERRE, S.D –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that 24/7 Sobriety Program is distributing money back to the counties to strengthen and improve the program. The third quarter in FY 2015 returned $64,864 back to the program and those monies are redistributed to the participating agencies.
“The 24/7 Sobriety Program has proven to be an effective means to combat addiction and drunk driving in South Dakota,” said Jackley. “This disbursement will assist our sheriffs and local agencies to run and improve this offender pay program. The program holds qualifying offenders accountable for their actions and for the costs, and provides them the opportunity to be at their place of employment and with their families.”

Participants using the SCRAM bracelet pay $6.00 a day. This money is used for monitoring fees, testing site costs and the remainder going into a 24/7 program fund monitored by the Attorney General’s Office. The 24/7 program fund is used to pay administrative cost of the program and the remainder to be allocated to the testing sites for staffing, equipment and facility improvement associated with the 24/7 Sobriety Program. Funding part time testers, printing of 24/7 materials and the purchase of new PBTs are just a few examples. Allocations to participating agencies began in 2011.

Here are the most current program statistics:
Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)   SCRAM Bracelet
January 2005- October 1, 2015   October 10, 2006- October 1, 2015
• 38,728 participants     • 8,084 participants
• 8 million tests administered    • 1.3 million total days monitored
Urinalysis      
July 1-October 1, 2015     Ignition Interlock
• 5,871 participants                October 1, 2012- October 1, 2015
• 146,721 tests administered              • 375 participants
                            • 655,714 tests administered
Drug Patch
July 1, 2007- October 1, 2015
• 438 participants
• 4,081 tests administered

The Attorney General has a committee to oversee the 24/7 Sobriety Program and those appointed include: Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe, Jackson County Sheriff Ray Clements, Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson, Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom, Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan, Circuit Court Judge Larry Long and 24/7 Sobriety Coordinator Art Mabry.

Below is the list of agencies and allocations for this quarter:

AGENCY   AMOUNT    AGENCY   AMOUNT
Beadle  $     609.00    Lake  $    1,412.00
Brookings  $  2,609.00    Lawrence  $    1,447.00
Brown  $  3,518.00    Lincoln  $    5,284.00
Brule  $     243.00    Lyman  $        661.00
Butte  $  1,017.00    Marshall  $        109.00
Charles Mix  $     369.00    McCook  $        594.00
Clay  $     719.00    McPherson  $          76.00
Codington  $  2,840.00    Meade  $    2,522.00
Corson  $        17.00    Miner  $          69.00
Custer  $     654.00    Minnehaha  $  19,238.00
Davison  $     858.00    Mobridge PD  $        948.00
Deuel  $     162.00    Moody  $        666.00
Dewey  $        30.00    Pennington  $    8,374.00
Edmunds  $     407.00    Perkins  $        120.00
Fall River  $     706.00    Roberts  $        158.00
Faulk  $        85.00    Sanborn  $        104.00
Grant  $     301.00    Spink  $        548.00
Gregory  $     619.00    Stanley  $        271.00
Hamlin  $     507.00    Sully   $          26.00
Hand  $        61.00    Turner  $        871.00
Hanson  $        43.00    Union  $    1,069.00
Harding  $        96.00    Winner PD  $        345.00
Hughes  $     890.00    Yankton  $    1,815.00
Jerauld  $     275.00    Ziebach  $        127.00
Kingsbury  $     374.00      

 


 


 

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