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SVPD to receive three DUI enforcement vehicles

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New DUI enforcement van for SVPD (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department) New DUI enforcement van for SVPD (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
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The Sierra Vista Police Department(SVPD) will soon receive three brand new vehicles—a motorcycle, SUV, and van— inpart for efforts in keeping the community safe from preventable accidentscaused by drunk drivers.  

Alberto Gutier, the Director of theGovernor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), will officially hand over the DUI van'skeys to the SVPD in front of the police station on Friday, March 28; the publicis invited to attend the dedication.

"We were fortunate that Director Gutierthought highly enough of our efforts to award one of the DUI vans to us," saidDaryl Copp, Sierra Vista Police commander, in a recent release. "But to also beawarded two other vehicles that we requested puts the Department in a betterposition to enforce both impaired and aggressive driving violations."

Thevan will be used to test impaired drivers at rural checkpoints throughout thecounty.

The two other vehicles in route toSierra Vista are the result of grants applied for and awarded through GOHS. Oneis a Ford Explorer with "ghost" markings only visible at night when hit bylight. The other is a 2013 Honda ST1300 motorcycle. Both vehicles will be usedin daily traffic enforcement and for countywide enforcement of impaired andaggressive driving.

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