The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit with a $60,000.00 grant for additional DUI. enforcement. The grant will fund additional officers to focus solely on roadway impairment detection during specified dates throughout the year. Past dates have included St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, the 4th of July, and Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
Impaired drivers constitute a high percentage of serious injury and fatal collisions. While the common drunk driver is under the influence of alcohol, today many impaired drivers are operating vehicles under the influence of prescription or illicit drugs. The sad results of these collisions include injury and loss of human life, along with personal and insurance costs related to property damage.
Officers funded by this grant focus solely on traffic enforcement associated with the detection of impaired drivers. These officers are specially trained in DUI detection methods, including the detection of drugs in the human body. The enforcement details will occur during specific dates throughout the year and will cover the entire city.
For further information, contact Detective Seth Tyler.