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Sonoma County District Attorney Awarded Grant From the Office of Traffic Safety for Specialized DUI Prosecution Team

Santa Rosa, CA  –  November 22, 2021  –  The Sonoma County District Attorney will have a specialized prosecution team that handles alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases through a $325,298 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

“Impaired driving is a growing problem, particularly with drivers suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of both alcohol and drugs,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch  said. “This program allows us to focus specifically on holding those who decide to drive impaired accountable for their dangerous actions.”

The specialized prosecution team will also partner with the statewide Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Training Program (TSRP) to provide training to other prosecutors and investigators, as well as collaborate with law enforcement agencies on best practices handling and managing driving under the influence (DUI) cases.

This is the tenth year Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office has received funding from the OTS for a specialized (DUI) prosecution program. Last year, the prosecution team filed 930 DUI cases, including 286 DUI drug cases and 85 DUI combined alcohol and drug cases. 

The grant program runs through September 2022. 

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DUI

Sonoma County District Attorney
districtattorney@sonoma-county.org

(707) 565-2311

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