OVPD purchases two new DUI enforcement vehicles - Tucson News Now

OVPD purchases two new DUI enforcement vehicles

(Source: Oro Valley Police Department) (Source: Oro Valley Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Oro Valley Police Department purchased two new vehicles to add to the department's fleet.

A Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant of $119,000 helped the department fund a new 2013 Ford E350 DUI phlebotomy van and a 2013 "Police Package" DUI Chevy Tahoe.

The phlebotomy van will be deployed regularly with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force, which will enable investigators and suspects to remain on scene for an investigative blood draw, eliminating the need to drive to a local hospital, according to a news release. The van will be displayed during public safety events to promote DUI education and awareness.

The Chevy Tahoe will replace an older vehicle within the OVPD fleet as a designated "DUI Enforcement" vehicle.

Oro Valley traffic-related questions may be directed to Lt. Chris Olson at (520) 229-4902.

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