• Vt. gov. proposes DUI courts, Sand to take new post
    The Associated Press | January 07,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin has proposed changing the way courts deal with drunken drivers to reduce the rate of repeat offenders.

    The state would set up DUI courts, similar to drug courts, in which judges would monitor the treatment of people with second or third DUI offenses and could impose sanctions and rewards.

    The goal is to reduce drunken driving by helping impaired drivers overcome their addiction.

    Shumlin announced Monday that Robert Sand will leave his job as Windsor County state's attorney in March and join the Vermont Department of Public Safety to help officials set up the courts, including developing DUI treatment dockets.

    Shumlin also proposed consolidating the Community High School of Vermont and the Vermont Correctional Industries programs to better train inmates to be successful outside of prison.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    NEW YORK ó His defiant protests helped shape Americansí opposition to the Vietnam War. Full Story
    Activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
    When Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras told those gathered in the cityís aldermanic chambers... Full Story
    Immigrants part of Rutlandís fabric
    Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of the Vermont-based company Mamava, has been... Full Story
    Vermonter to meet NYT journalist who inspired her company
    More Articles