The Chula Vista Police Department has an extra $412,000 to help it combat drunk drivers this holiday season, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Travel Safety.

A press release I just got from the CVPD says the grant will help the city to keep impaired drivers off the streets and:

Will provide an additional ‘full-time’ officer to work in the Chula Vista Police Department’s Traffic Division on the DUI Enforcement Team and provide overtime money for operations such as checkpoints, saturation patrols, and warrant sweeps. The warrant sweeps will target DUI offenders who do not comply with the conditions of their probation or who do not appear in court as required

The first operation associated with the grant will go into effect on Nov. 24, when the city will set up a DUI checkpoint within the city.


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