Robert Bentley has awarded nine grants, totaling $250,000, to help law
enforcement officers make Alabama roadways safer before and during the
Labor Day holiday. The funds will cover overtime pay for police officers and sheriff's deputies Aug. 17
– Sept. 3 for the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
Officers will emphasize enforcement of DUI laws by conducting safety
checkpoints and increasing the number of patrols on Alabama roads.
"Drivers should never consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a
vehicle," Bentley said. "Through this safety campaign, our law
enforcement officers will work hard to prevent injuries and fatalities
by getting drunken drivers off the road."
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering
the grants from the State Traffic Safety Trust Fund, an account that
receives fines paid by individuals found guilty of driving without a
license or with a suspended or revoked license.