Sunday, December 2, 2007

Real California DUI Trials go to high schools

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Real California DUI trials to return to schools

Nevada County Superior Court was awarded a $10,000 grant to bring Real DUI Court into local California high schools, Court Executive Officers announced Friday.

Funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety will bring the real trials of people charged with California DUI / California drunk driving - California driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to students in the county's three main high schools.

"It is our desire to bring real DUI trials to Bear River, Nevada Union and Truckee high schools," Judge Robert Tamietti said in a court-issued news release. "I had the privilege of presiding over a real DUI trial at Nevada Union High School last year, coordinated by the Grass Valley Police Department through a grant they had received. It gives students the opportunity to see real court proceedings and consequences as a result of drinking and driving."

Grass Valley police were glad to hear Friday that funding for the Real DUI program will continue.

"I am pleased to hear the Real DUI Court in the Schools Project will be returning," Grass Valley Police Sgt. Scott Telles said. "I feel the program was very beneficial to the students who participated last year."

Nevada County Superior Court will coordinate with the high schools to hold California DUI court proceedings sometime in the spring, Metroka said. Parents will be "welcomed and encouraged" to attend and observe the California DUI Trials.