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Attorney General Long’s 24/7 Program to Receive More Funding

Attorney General Long’s 24/7 Program to Receive More Funding

PIERRE, S.D. -   Attorney General Larry Long said today that his 24/7 Sobriety Program has received additional funding from another alcohol manufacturer. Bacardi USA Incorporated will donate $5000 to the program. 

“We are fortunate to have the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety working diligently to provide funding for the bracelets,” said Long. “Now the additional monies from the alcohol manufacturers will be used to offset any additional costs that might arise from the use of the SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelets.”

SCRAM, or the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, is an 8 oz. leg bracelet that monitors alcohol consumption by analysis of the emissions from the wearer’s sweat glands. The addition of the SCRAM bracelet to the program will allow the expansion of the 24/7 Sobriety Program to rural areas of South Dakota.

Distribution of the first 25 bracelets in expected to begin after November 15. The remaining 75 bracelets will be distributed in the upcoming months. If you need additional information about this program contact Sara Rabern at 605-773-3215.

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