It almost seems that you have been given contradictory order. Do not consume alcohol to excess would infer that you can still have a little alcohol. However, the random ETG tests are going to check to see if you are still drinking alcohol at all. As such, I would abstain from any alcohol use whatsoever until you can get clarification from your probation officer Best wishes.
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I agree that you need to discuss this issue with your probation officer; however, DAs (and probation officers) routinely will revoke an individuals probation for consuming alcohol after a DUI even when the language in their probation contract says not to use "alcohol in excess."
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By formal probation, do you mean supervised probation (i.e. you have a probation officer)? If so I am an agreement with my colleagues that you should inquire with your PO. If not, the chance of actually being called in for a random seems unlikely. However I am not certain of this so you should contact an attorney who practices in the jurisdiction where you are on probation before deciding on a course of action.
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Mr. Forsulnd is correct you should talk to your po about it. However, before doing that you should discuss it with your attorney. Best of luck.
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By formal probation, I am assuming you are referring to supervised probation, which means you will be assigned a probation officer. I would most definitely discuss this issue with your probation officer. It appears that the sentence order does not prohibit you from consuming any alcohol, it just prohibits you from consuming alcohol in excess. It may become a problem for you if you submit to the ETG test and you have alcohol in your system. I would recommend abstaining from any and all alcohol until you discuss this with your probation office and find out what their definition of "in excess" is and whether they will seek to have your probation revoke if you are positive for alcohol on one of the ETG tests. Good Luck.