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SD Sheriff's Department receives $550,000 grant for DUI enforcement, checkpoints


Last updated 11/7/2019 at 6:37am

SAN DIEGO – The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a $550,000 grant, Monday, Oct. 28, to fund a year’s worth of special operations and campaigns designed to stop drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. “Thanks to this important grant, the sheriff’s department can continue to protect San Diego County from impaired drivers,” Sheriff Bill Gore said.

Impaired driving checkpoints, patrols and distracted driving/traffic enforcement will all be funded by the grant. The goal is to reduce DUI-related crashes and deaths in San Diego County.

So far in 2019, nearly 1,100 people have been arrested for impaired driving by sheriff’s deputies. In 2018, deputies arrested 1,183 people for impaired driving. Impaired driving doesn’t just mean alcohol. It can include marijuana and prescription drug use.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The San Diego sheriff can be reached at (858) 974-2259 or find more information at

Submitted by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.


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