The Sacramento County Probation Department, in co-operation with the
Sacramento Police Department, conducted a special enforcement operation on
October 14, 2016. The
operation, supported by funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, focused on the compliance
of DUI offenders with their Court Orders.
As part of the operation, probation
officers directed DUI offenders to appear for office visits at the Probation
Office. During office visits, probation officers check-in on clients and discuss
their Court Orders with them. DUI Court Orders not only provide instruction and
information regarding searches, seizures and restitution obligations, but also
include directives to abstain from driving without a valid driver’s license and
consuming alcohol. In order to determine whether or not a client is abstaining
from alcohol, probation officers use a screening device that identifies
preliminary, or recent, alcohol consumption.
On the day of the operation, clients
reported for their office visits. Although the majority of them were found to
be in compliance with their conditions of probation, six clients were found to
be out of compliance due to driving on a suspended license. As a result, they were
cited by the Sacramento Police and their cars were towed. The citations
resulted in nine violations of probation (as two clients hold multiple grants
of probation) and six arrests.
The Sacramento County Probation
Department is committed to reducing
drunk driving and,
through partnerships with the Office of Traffic Safety and local law
enforcement agencies, continues striving to make the roadways of Sacramento
For more information about this operation, please contact Chief Deputy Kristina Thompson at ThompsonK@SacCounty.net.