HARRISBURG – Legislation to improve public safety and save taxpayer dollars by targeting repeat DUI offenders has passed the PA House. House Bill 521 would authorize courts to require an alcohol monitoring device as a condition of bail, probation or parole for repeat offenders. Data shows recidivism rates for repeat DUI offenders who wore a device for at least 90 days are 50% less than those who were alternatively sentenced. In York County, the program resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of DUI offenders arrested for another DUI within the first year, in DUI victims served by the district attorney’s office and in the number of alcohol-related crashes. The bill now moves to the state Senate for consideration.