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Wed, Oct. 16

Tri-City DUI Task Force gets grant for patrols

The state has given local law enforcement agencies $60,000 to find and arrest intoxicate drivers.

Sgt. Tim Fletcher, traffic section supervisor for the Prescott Police Department, which is the administering agency for the Tri-City DUI Task Force, says the money will go toward overtime and other expenses related to conducting high visibility searches for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers in the coming year.

Task force members will conduct specialized patrols at least once a month from now until September, Fletcher said in a press release. The patrols could include saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and youth alcohol enforcement details.

Task force members from this area include the Prescott Police Department, Prescott Valley Police Department, Chino Valley Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Yavapai Prescott Tribal Police Department and the Yavapai College Police Department.

Task force members hope to reduce the number of fatal crashes and get more impaired drivers off the road, Fletcher said.

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