Sobriety Court Success Highlighted

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The results of a study that evaluated sobriety courts and ignition interlocks, which are put in cars of drunk driving offenders, were unveiled Wednesday. Several local lawmakers and judges were honored for their efforts in making the program a success. They said it's all about motivation. "The people who are in these programs seem to be motivated to get their licenses, to keep their licenses, and change their lives. Statistics show only a 10 percent program failure rate over three years for the people in this program, which is quite astonishing when you're thinking of repeat drunk drivers being caught once again for drunk driving," said Eaton County District Court judge Harvey Hoffman. There are currently 87 sobriety court programs in Michigan. Supporters are trying to expand them to more rural areas.



 
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