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Marana Police Department awarded three grants for enforcing safe driving

Marana Police Department awarded three grants
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Posted at 2:23 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 17:23:36-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the Marana Police Department three grants to help enforce safe driving.

The grants total to $85,000 in overtime funding each containing separate goals to help keep the roads safe.

The $30,000 DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement Grant is to "reduce alcohol and drug-related driving, fatalities, and injuries through enforcement, education, and public awareness," says the MPD. They also have a $35,000 grant for DUI education, that will help fund activities and conduct high profile warrant sweeps.

The $20,000 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant is for reducing crashes and fatalities from fast, reckless, and distracted driving, says MPD.