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Type your phone number with no spaces example: Sorry , this zipcode is not in our deliverable area for this subscription service. Get digital access. Eighteen months ago, Moulton implemented a pre-trial diversion program to offer first-time offenders an opportunity to have a charge dismissed if the rigors of the program are met and completed. Strange, Moulton court clerk. She said targeted offenders for the program are young, first-time offenders who may have made a bad decision and would like the opportunity to erase the mark from their record.
Strange said people entering the program plead guilty to the offense after being arrested by Moulton police, fill out an application, go before the city prosecutor and report to a court referral officer. She said, in total, 46 offenders have enrolled in the program, with 30 having successfully completed it.
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She said 10 people are in the program, which can last about a year. Of the 46 offenders, 22 were drug-related and 24 were alcohol-related, with 20 of those cases being driving under the influence. Strange recalled a young woman who successfully completed the diversion program a couple of months ago.
Her life has been changed because of it.
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She said the failures came from offenders who were arrested on another charge or failed to complete the course. His mom brought him by to thank us. Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said he supports the diversion program, but said it is doesn't fix all problems. There's always that exception it doesn't work out for. Some people have trouble following rules.
Waldrep said the ignition interlock device is placed on a designated vehicle for the DUI offenders in the program for at least six months.
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If the offender is caught driving a different vehicle, that will result in a new charge. Donna Tate, public relations director for Smart Start of Alabama in Montgomery, said the device has prevented recidivism about two-thirds of the time. She added some interlock devices are equipped with cameras.
She estimated about interlock devices are used on state roads daily. Strange said municipal court records show four interlock devices presently are installed on Moulton vehicles. Log In. Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive.