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24/7 sobriety program comes to Wyoming

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Law enforcement agencies in Wyoming may soon start dealing with alcohol and substance abuse offenders differently.

Governor Matt Mead recently signed the 24/7 Sobriety Program Act into law. This would require repeat offenders to test twice a day for alcohol or drugs.

The law goes into effect in July, but the attorney general still needs to set some additional guidelines for enforcement. Each county sheriff decides whether or not to work with the program.

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek says this program would make repeat offenders on unsupervised probation more accountable.

"If that individual is drinking, unless he gets caught in there or reported or has an incident with law enforcement, the chances of him getting checked for alcohol or substance abuse are pretty slim," said Kozisek.

Both Campbell and Sheridan County sheriffs say they want to see what rules the attorney general implements before committing to the program.

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