The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal “Reducing Impaired Driving” grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.
“Preventing alcohol-related tragedies remains a top priority for the CHP and all of our traffic safety partners,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The deaths and injuries associated with driving under the influence are 100 percent preventable and we remain steadfast in our mission.”
More than 1,000 people are killed every year in California in alcohol-involved collisions. Those deaths are in addition to the more than 23,000 others who suffered injuries in an alcohol-related collision. Through this new federal grant, the CHP will continue working to save lives by encouraging motorists to make safe, responsible decisions.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.