Temecula police use grant money for traffic crackdown
The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
By Jose Arballo Jr., SWRNN
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The Temecula Police Department is using money from a $79,000 grant to try and reduce DUI-related accidents, according to a news release from Sgt. Mark Leggett.
The grant was awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The special DUI Enforcement and Awareness grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions, Leggett said.
The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. This will be done through the use of driving under the influence/driverís license checkpoints, warrant services and stakeouts for repeat DUI offenders, saturation patrols and court stings targeting DUI offenders with suspended or revoked driverís licenses who get behind the wheel after leaving court, Leggett said.
Officers will be conducting specialized enforcement efforts throughout the course of the next year, he said. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists. The sergeant said officers will be cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers.
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