Sheriff’s Office receives $120,000 for DUI enforcement

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced the sheriff’s office has been awarded $120,000 in grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the DUI Abatement Council to continue aggressive speed and impaired driving enforcement throughout 2016.

“The support we receive from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will strengthen our efforts to keep the families of Pinal County safe while travelling on our roadways,” Babeu said. “We place the highest priority on keeping our roads safe and have zero tolerance for impaired driving in Pinal County.”

This funding specifically enables PCSO to conduct monthly DUI enforcement deployments in cooperation with Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force and host multi-agency events throughout Pinal County.

During 2014, Pinal County had a total of 3,701 motor vehicle collisions. Out of those collisions, there were 38 people killed and another 1,228 people injured. Approximately 15 percent of the fatal collisions in Pinal County involved alcohol and or drug impaired drivers.

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