Andreas Project Sobriety

The local non-profit, Andreas Project, is looking to implement a sobriety 24/7 program.

The program aims to reduce drunk driving by monitoring first-time and repeat DWI offenders, as well as those involved in vehicular manslaughter cases.

Participants in the program will have to take a breathalyzer test twice a day, seven days a week to make sure they do not have alcohol in their system.

The goal of the program is to help offenders change their behavior in regard to the misuse of alcohol. The program is also an alternative to going to jail.

Seven stateshave already started the program and they’ve seen a 92 percent decrease in repeat DWI’s.

Once the program starts Andrea’s Project will have to show that it’s effective in Amarillo and if it is effective Texas could pass a law to approve it.