SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office continues to have a specialized prosecution team that handles alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases through a $891,577.00 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 Jason Anderson 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 10th year San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has received funding from the OTS for a specialized (DUI) prosecution program.
Currently, our Office of Traffic Safety unit is handling more than 25 separate cases of vehicular homicide in San Bernardino County.
The grant program runs through September 2023.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.