Grant aids DUI enforcement efforts

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The Sierra Vista Police Department has received a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will enhance its DUI and aggressive driving enforcement efforts.

A $32,400 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will help cover the purchase of portable breath testers and the department’s overtime costs for impaired driving details, Covert Underage Buyers (CUB) details designed to keep businesses from selling alcohol to minors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Impact Panel meetings, and other impaired driving related missions for the safety of our community.  The grant was approved and awarded on Oct. 27, 2021.

“DUIs, underage drinking, and aggressive driving are significant safety concerns both locally and nationally. The support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety greatly enhances our ability to reduce these behaviors in the Sierra Vista area through education, enforcement, and awareness efforts,” SVPD DUI Task Force Coordinator Sgt. Tim Wachtel says.

The Sierra Vista Police Department would like to thank Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Alberto Gutier for recognizing the needs of the department and for providing these funds.

“We look forward to working with Director Gutier and his office by continuing to conduct scheduled DUI enforcement and aggressive driving events throughout Cochise County together with the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force,” Wachtel says.