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Cumberland Co.'s Sobriety Court receives funding

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY -- The Cumberland County commission votes to approve funding for a program meant to reduce repeat drunk driving offenses in the county.

The program is called Sobriety Court.

The vote came during their Monday night meeting.

So far, close to 400 people have gone through the program which Chief District Court Judge Elizabeth Keever says is changing and saving lives.

“I think it is absolutely necessary, and you know you didn't realize we needed it until we had it. And once we got it we realized why we needed it and how much benefit it is both to the protection of the public and to help these persons become good citizens,” said Keever.

The Sobriety Court will receive funding from a Governor's Highway Safety Program grant for three years.

As part of the grant, the county will be required to put in a 15 percent match the first year.

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