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Gov. Bentley awards grant to reduce drunken driving in East Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $24,950 grant to increase enforcement of state impaired driving laws in east Alabama during a Labor Day safety campaign.

The grant for the East Alabama Highway Safety Office located at Gadsden State Community College will help cover overtime expenses for law enforcement agencies in eight counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega and Tallapoosa. The enforcement period will coincide with the national "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest" campaign that runs from August 19 through Labor Day.

While this grant supports extra enforcement during the campaign period, other grants have been awarded to boost patrols and localized checkpoints throughout the year.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available to the state by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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