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New program uses alcohol-sensing anklets to fight DUIs

Media Type: Print/Online

With nearly 1,800 DUI arrests in 2016, Lake County has the fourth-highest rate of drunken driving in Illinois, and high-risk DUI offenders account for up to a third of those arrests.

Now, to improve public safety and reduce repeat offenses, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has launched a program that will monitor high-risk offenders around the clock to ensure they aren’t drinking, according to a news release.

Location: Lake County, IL