New Sobering Center Opens Up

by Justin Matthews, News 10

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The new sobering center in Grants Pass, Ore. has 12 rooms for people detained by police who need to sober up.


GRANTS PASS, Ore.- A new sobering center is taking the place of an old recycling facility overseen by the Gospel Rescue Mission on Southwest Foundry Road.

It’s a 4,500 square-foot facility with 12 rooms, providing a safe and controlled environment for people detained by police for public intoxication.

The Ausland Group developed the facility.

“This is a great alternate to putting them in a public jail in a much more cost-effective way,” said Aaron Ausland from the Ausland Group.

Public intoxication isn’t illegal in the state of Oregon, unless someone commits a crime or city code violation while under the influence.

An Oregon statute allows police to detain someone for up to 24 hours if an intoxicated person is deemed a nuisance.

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Ausland Group | April 22, 2016

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