DUI sentencing to be held at Hamilton High School

Mar 18, 2014 1:16 PM

The California Office of Traffic Safety, the Glenn Superior Court and the Officer of Education’s Friday Night Live program will hold a real DUI Sentencing Hearing at Hamilton High School in an effort to teach students the consequences of driving while under the influence.

The DUI Courts in Schools program is being conducted in schools around the state and students will have the opportunity to observe the official court sentencing of real DUI Defendants.

The Hamilton High event will take place on Friday March 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and students will observe the sentencing of two defendants. One case is an alcohol and drug related misdemeanor and the other is a felony case involving alcohol and drugs.

Following the sentencing by the Glenn County Superior Court Judge Donald Cole Byrd, students will have the opportunity to hear from the judge, the prosecuting attorney from the District Attorney’s Office, the defense attorney, and law enforcement officers. “I feel this is a unique opportunity to show students the real-world consequences of making the poor choice of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having consumed alcohol and/or drugs,” says Judge Byrd.


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