March 24, 2021
StarVista’s First Chance Sobering Station, a 24-hour program that serves as a jail alternative for those arrested for driving under the influence or public intoxication, was featured in the Bay Area Reporter as an option for DUI citations in the county. Alcohol and Drug Counselor Michael McCormick shared details on the sobering station and why it serves as a beneficial alternative to jail.
“In most cities and counties, jail is the default for people charged with a felony or misdemeanor DUI. But in San Mateo County, there is an alternative to jail for misdemeanor crimes when there is no injury: the 24-hour First Chance sobering station in Burlingame…“