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Governor's Office of Highway Safety Grant Awarded to Hiram

$8,000 will be used to pay for state-of-the-art alcohol breath analyzer.

Hiram, Ga., police
Hiram, Ga., police

The Hiram Police Department will get a new state-of-the-art alcohol breath analyzer, thanks to a state grant.

The city announced it was been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which will run through September and fund all of the purchase price for an Inoxilyzer 9000, an instrument used in DUI arrests.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to keeping everyone safe on our roads and highways, from the smallest precious cargo to the most seasoned drivers,” GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said in a press release.  “The grant will help the Hiram Police Department reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia roadways.”

Added Hiram Police Chief Todd A. Vande Zande. “We take impaired driving seriously and this resource will prove invaluable to us in our efforts to detect and prosecute violators.”

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