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      Grant awarded to Albany Police Department to save lives

      Grant funds will support the cost associated with the purchase of the Intoxilyzer 9000 and personnel training. The instrument, which has been in place in local and state agencies across Georgia since 1995, will be used to analyze breath alcohol samples. / File


      The Albany Police Department received an $8,000 dollar grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

      Grant funds will support the cost associated with the purchase of the Intoxilyzer 9000 and personnel training. The instrument, which has been in place in local and state agencies across Georgia since 1995, will be used to analyze breath alcohol samples.

      "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," said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. "This grant will help the Albany Police Department reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia roadways.

      As a recipient of the grant, the Albany Police Department must participate in a regional Traffic Network and also in National Highway Safety campaigns such as Click-it or Ticket, and Operation Zero Tolerance.

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