The Hanford Police Department has been awarded a traffic-safety grant worth $11,480 to help prevent deaths and injuries by setting up checkpoints.
The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety targets impaired drivers and educates the public about the dangers of impaired driving. The department said that, when possible, specially trained officers will evaluate people suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Crashes involving alcohol drop by up to 20% when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough, the department said.
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