WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A program in Palm Beach County provides rewards of $100 to people who report drunk drivers to local police.
The Safety Council of Palm Beach County says the Mobile Eyes program helps law enforcement personnel arrest people suspected of driving while impaired.
The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1fF6lY8 ) reports that as of Monday, 28 people had received the $100 Mobile Eyes reward this year.
To qualify, the person reporting the impaired driver must ask that the 911 call be coded as a Mobile Eyes call. The officer must make an arrest after validating that the individual is a DUI offender.
Officials say the money for the rewards mostly come from police agencies and corporate donations.
The program is year-round but authorities want to emphasize its importance during the holiday season.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com
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