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Alhambra PD Gets Grant for DUI Checkpoints

  • By David Barron

Alhambra Police Department is the latest city to receive a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on city roadways.
Monterey Park received a similar enforcement grant last week.

Enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $58,200.00 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the City of Alhambra.
A city press release stated “the Alhambra Police Department is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both enforcement and education.”
“ While the numbers of victims due to impaired driving crashes in Alhambra is decreasing, we still have more work to do. One fatality due to impaired driving is one too many. “
A police department press release said the funds will be used to have more officers patrolling roadways and watching for impaired drivers.
The DUI Checkpoints are the key tool used to catch impaired drivers and 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. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, “ the Alhambra press release stated.
Alhambra police said checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent and are supported by nearly 90 percent of California drivers.
Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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