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Elk Grove Police Receives
Grant to Fight DUI Deaths

The Elk Grove Police Department announced this moring that it has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways.

Additional enforcement measures in place to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $245,000.00 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to Elk Grove.

“The Elk Grove Police Department is committed to making sure that our streets remain free of impaired drivers,” Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner said. “This grant will ensure that our department continues to take a proactive role in locating and identifying those drivers who choose to drive impaired.”

The special DUI Enforcement and Awareness grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community. The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. This will be done through the use of sobriety / driver’s license checkpoints, saturation patrols, warrant service operations, stakeouts for repeat DUI offenders and educational programs.

“Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures,” Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) said. “But as encouraging as this is, we can’t let up on the efforts to promote and enforce traffic safety. Far too many are still losing their lives or being severely injured on our roadways.”

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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