Whittier police receive $96,000 grant for sobriety checkpoints

WHITTIER — Whittier police this week announced the department has received a grant of more than $96,000
from the California Office of Traffic Safety to hold sobriety checkpoints.
The grant comes on the heels of another $93,000 grant from the California OTS announced Tuesday to fund special traffic enforcement and crash prevention operations.
“The special DUI Checkpoint grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community,” Whittier police officials said in a written statement. “The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving through the use of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints.”
Funding for the grant was provided through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, contact Whittier police Sgt. Rob Hanson at 562-567-9256.

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