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Crime lab receives $2.6 million grant to fight impaired driving

Funding will help establish an in-house toxicology program to improve roadway safety


Last updated 8/6/2021 at 1:47pm

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Regional Crime Laboratory has been awarded a competitive grant of $ 2.6 million to help keep our roadways safe from impaired driving. Funding comes from the California Highway Patrol Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program for education, prevention and enforcement programs on impaired driving.

Here's a look at how the Crime Lab will use the grant money:

Expand the Crime Lab's blood alcohol testing capabilities to include other drugs by establishing an in-house toxicology program from the ground up. The Crime Lab currently outsources all bloo...

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