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Phoenix Businessman Judd Herberger Jailed (Again) For DUI

Judd Herberger, the son of the late Phoenix philanthropists Robert and Katherine Herberger, is doing jail time for driving under the influence.

Judd is no entitled teenager son of wealthy socialites. Rather, at 69-years-old, he will be facing four months in prison and three years of supervised probation, reports Fox News.

He was arrested last year in Scottsdale. At the time of his arrest, he was intoxicated and driving with a revoked drivers’ license. His license had been revoked after a previous DUI conviction, for which he served 15 days in jail in April 2011. On February 23, 2012, Herberger was booked into a Maricopa County jail after pleading guilty.

In Arizona, repeat DUI offenders are subject to harsher penalties than first-time offenders. There are several intervention programs in place to target repeat offenders and to prevent recidivism. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has found that impounding cars, for example, can significantly impact rates of recidivism in drunk driving.

Instead of sending repeat offenders to jail, some are facing electronically monitored house arrest. This initiative keeps the repeat offenders within an assigned area and prevents them from getting behind the wheel.

In addition to his jail sentence, Judd Herberger will have supervised probation, which is another program for repeat offenders. Under this program, Herberger will receive intensive individual counseling and monitoring.

Judd Herberger’s parents were well known in Phoenix. Their names have been lent to a Phoenix theater as well as to Arizona State University, where the Institute for Design and the Arts is named for them. Judd Herberger is the head of Herberger Enterprises, a property management and real estate company.

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