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Published on Friday, September 11, 2015

WASPC 24/7 Sobriety Program expanding

The Washington State Legislature established a 24/7 sobriety pilot program in 2013 whereas participants submit to twenty-four hour, seven day a week testing of their blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substances in order to determine whether the presence of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substances exists in their body. The goal of the program is to reduce DUI recidivism by ensuring participants do not engage in substance use when they have been ordered not to by a court.

There are currently three agencies participating in the program, but the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) is working to expand the program to include additional jurisdictions, including Eastern Washington agencies.

WASPC will be reaching out to agencies in the coming months. If you are interested please contact WASPC Member Outreach and Programs Manager, Jamie Yoder, at jyoder@waspc.org.

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