PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The Division of Public Security has been given over $1 million in grant funding to deal with drug-impaired driving in Arizona.
In response to a DPS, the Arizona Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security offered $510,000 for the Freeway Patrol Division and $677,000 for the State Crime Lab. The Freeway Patrol Division will use among the funding for particular enforcement of marijuana-impaired driving. This may assist the division to purchase transportable breath-testing tools, together with pace enforcement tools, together with lidar and radar. The remaining will enhance the variety of educated drug recognition consultants and phlebotomists.
“Following the passage of Prop 207, AZDPS is grateful to the Governor’s Workplace of Freeway Security for recognizing the necessity to award this grant funding,” mentioned Col. Heston Silbert, Director of the Arizona Division of Public Security. “The funding will assist troopers implement DUI legal guidelines within the state together with rising the turnaround time for THC testing in these DUI circumstances, each of which can go a great distance towards enhancing the security of the general public on highways all through Arizona.”
The State Crime Lab will use the grant to hurry up the evaluation of samples for THC and cut back the turnaround instances for DUI lab testing. DPS says because the passage of medical marijuana in Arizona, the crime lab has seen a gradual enhance within the variety of DUI circumstances containing THC. The cash will assist the lab reevaluate and increase its testing course of to search for an elevated presence of TCH in DUI circumstances.
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