Fairfield police gain 2 traffic grants

By From page A4 | November 14, 2012

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $1oo,000.

Both grants were awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety and will go toward extra enforcement to prevent traffic problems and alcohol- and drug-related incidents, according to Sgt. Matt Bloesch.

The department received a $75,300 grant that will go toward the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, which funds officers to work specific enforcement details, such as red-light violations at certain intersections and speed enforcement where a high number of speed-related collisions have occurred.

Police also secured a $39,000 grant to combat DUI-related deaths and injuries. Bloesch said that grant will fund six DUI checkpoints.

The grant will specifically target impaired drivers as well as educating the public on the dangers of impaired driving through the use of DUI/driver’s license checkpoints. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • CD BrooksNovember 14, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    This is music to my ears! I believe the $75,300 will easily return double that in revenue if PD seriously gets after these offenders. Speeding, stop sign and red light violations have become the rule rather than the exception. A word of caution to local drivers: You have been getting away with murder for years. A LOT of you are about to get an education and I can’t wait to hear you screaming about it!

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