Traffic Section Receives DUI Abatement Grant

The DUI Abatement Council has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section with a $20,000 enforcement grant.  This grant will fund officers to work DUI enforcement for the remainder of the year when impaired driving increases.  During these appointed times, the Department will either host or participate in a DUI Task Force with other East Valley law enforcement agencies.  This grant is effective through December 31, 2019. 

Officers working under this grant are specially trained in the detection of roadway impairment due to excessive alcohol consumption and use of illicit or excessive prescription drugs.  The goal of the Task Force is to remove impaired drivers from the road before the damaging, and often tragic, consequences that result from the poor decision to operate a vehicle under the influence. 

Please remember to always wear your seatbelt and to call for a ride when alcohol consumption is a part of your celebration. 

Please, get home safe.