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Repeat DUI offenders to get strict monitoring in Chelan County

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WENATCHEE — Repeat DUI offenders are on a short leash in Chelan County.

Starting with the new year, and going for two years, the county is participating in a pilot program that twice-a-day blood testing of repeat offenders.

Also participating are Spokane and Thurston counties and the cities of Kent and Centralia. Agencies volunteered to participate.

“It keeps people accountable,” said Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett. He said he is aware of high compliance rates in Montana, where a similar…

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