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$440,000 grant to be used for DUI enforcement, checkpoints


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 7:06pm

Impaired driving doesn't just mean alcohol. It can include marijuana and prescription drug use.

SAN DIEGO – The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the San Diego County Sheriff's Department a $440,000 grant that will fund a year's worth of special operations and campaigns designed to stop drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The grant includes funds for:

• DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers.

• Enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California's hands-free cell phone law.

• Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that...

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