El Monte PD gets $80,000 grant to combat DUI

EL MONTE — The El Monte Police Department has received an $80,00 grant to combat drunken and drugged driving, officials announced Wednesday.
The grant, issued by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is to fund a year-long program to prevent deaths and injuries caused by DUI crashes, El Monte police Cpl. Glen Eugenio said in a written statement.
“We are committed to driver safety and reducing the number of traffic collisions in our city, particularly those involving impaired drivers,” Police Chief Steve Schuster said. “Our current and past partnership with the OTS has been an integral part of our traffic safety program.”
Activities to be funded by the grant will include specialized training for recognition of drunken or drugged motorists, DUI saturation patrols, seat belt and child safety seat enforcement, warrant service operation on repeat DUI offenders and more.

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