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DUI offenders will wear ankle bracelets instead of serving jail time

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Seattle Municipal Court recently announced that they will no longer be sentencing  DUI offenders to jail time. Instead, DUI offenders will be sentenced to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet on their ankles to ensure that they are not drinking.

The switch came about when court officials decided that sending DUI offenders to jail was too costly and that jails in the city were quickly becoming overcrowded. The ankle bracelets were found to be a cheaper way of ensuring that the offenders do not continue to drive drunk.

The ankle bracelets record a person's blood-alcohol content every thirty minutes through their skin. The reports are then sent to Alcohol Monitoring Systems, a private company which then sends the information to courthouses.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI, please contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm at 866-822-1230.

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