Since 1987, MCSO deputies certified as Breath Alcohol Technicians have been assisting several local police departments with the operation of their DUI centers so police can stay on patrol which helps:
Reduce the threat to life or property by DUI subjects.
Reduce court and police department operational costs.
Improve evidence in DUI cases.
Increase police department patrol time.
Deputies process drivers who have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, or controlled substances. The information that is collected during processing or observations can be critical as evidence that will be used in court.