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Buckeye police awarded $100K in grants for DUI enforcement

Oct 31, 2019, 4:55 AM
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PHOENIX — The Buckeye Police Department was awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to help reduce alcohol and drug-related accidents and allow for more thorough investigations of fatal crashes.

The four grants — three of which were awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety — will provide more necessary overtime and materials for officers, the city announced in a press release.

“The Buckeye Police Department would like to thank the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the DUI Abatement Council for their continued support,” the city said in the release. “These additional resources help Buckeye police combat impaired driving, reduce injuries and enhance our investigation and prosecution of fatal traffic crashes when they do occur.”

The largest grant, totaling more than $41,000, will enhance DUI enforcement in Buckeye by providing BAC test kits and intoxilyzer mouthpieces, and giving more overtime to employees.

A $20,000 grant for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program will offer similar solutions, with the money going to the addition of a cargo trailer, traffic cones and doppler radars.

An almost $18,000 grant will go to the costs of a Pix4D Mapper system, which reconstructs accidents to help in investigations.

The DUI Abatement Council also awarded Buckeye police a grant.

The $20,000 grant will help with more general expenses like overtime, materials and supplies during key high-traffic holidays and special events.

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Buckeye police awarded $100K in grants for DUI enforcement