LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) --
The oldest anti-DUI program in the valley -- STOP DUI -- says 92 percent of the people who attend its Victim Impact Panel never offend again.
| Coming Thursday: We'll look at what can be done -- if anything -- to help people who are quite literally sick enough, because of addiction, to get needed additional help.|
But some -- cops say -- just don't get the message and keep coming back after repeat DUI arrests.
A News 3 team investigated this community problem the past two months.
Having offenders arrive inebriated is a phenomenon police say they see at each and every Victim Impact Panel.
STOP DUI's Sandy Heverly called it “mind-boggling” that people convicted of dui continue to arrive at these panels under the influence.
Police and judges say the repeat offender represents a segment of the problem where people are genuinely, classically sick.
Sick people -- they say -- don't get the logic or the lessons of the STOP DUI class.