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Paso Robles PD receives grant for DUI checkpoints, officer training and more

Posted: 5:53 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 21:42:09-05
Paso Robles PD receives grant for DUI checkpoints, officer training and more

The Paso Robles Police Department is using a one-year, $30,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to conduct traffic safety operations.

The department says it will conduct more DUI checkpoints, train officers and educate the community about traffic safety while also using some of the funds to purchase more traffic equipment and develop "hot sheets" to identify repeat DUI offenders with outstanding warrants.

The grant period started Oct. 1 and goes through Sept. 30 of next year.

"Their goal is to help make the streets safe in California," said Paso Robles Police Sergeant Ricky Lehr, "and if an agency is looking for that help, then OTS is willing to help out."

This is the Paso Robles Police Department's third year being a part of the Office of Traffic Safety's grant program.