North Dakota Alcohol and Crime Briefs

December 2009

The Office of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehejm is in the process of implementing the North Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Pilot Program, modeled after South Dakota’s successful program. North Dakota’s pilot is currently active in 24 counties representing three of the state’s seven judicial districts. It is slated to be online statewide by September of 2010. The program includes twice-a-day breath testing, 24/7 SCRAM alcohol monitoring, as well as urine testing and drug patches for drug-involved offenders. The program is a condition of either parole or probation and is for offenders with any drug or alcohol-involved violation, including domestic violence or abuse/neglect of a child. Detailed program information is available on their dedicated 24/7 Sobriety Program website.

September 2009

The legislature passed a bill establishing Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s 24/7 Sobriety Program (modeled on South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long’s program) statewide.

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