In an attempt to curb repeat DUI offenses, help high-risk alcohol abusers with sobriety, and protect community safety, officials in Jefferson County, KY are welcoming the implementation of the Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program, or CAMP, initiative.
CAMP uses SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) to constantly monitor repeat DUI clients, as well as first-time DUI clients with a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 or greater who also have an additional serious aggravating factor, such as multi-vehicle crashes, accidents involving bodily injury or death, and drivers under the age of 21.
SCRAM CAM devices are already successfully being used to supervise 1,700 people in 19 counties across Kentucky. This will not only help cut city costs by allowing clients to avoid jail time, but also support them with their recovery as they remain active with work, family, and the community. Similar programs, like the Target 25 program in York County, PA, has reduced the occurrence of pretrial recidivism for drunk drivers by over 90%.
Last year in Kentucky there were 2,383 DUI charges and more than 22% were repeat offenses, according to Courier-Journal. It is the hope of the County Attorney’s Office that the program will not only aid in the rehabilitation of such individuals but will also help keep the roads safer for all civilians.