Sher­iff’s of­fice re­ceives $9,000 grant

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AN­NAPO­LIS — Gover­nor Larry Ho­gan an­nounced Sept. 19 more than $12.5 mil­lion in fed­eral high­way safety funds granted to more than 80 agen­cies and or­ga­ni­za­tions across Mary­land to help strengthen and ex­pand the state’s ef­forts to save lives on Mary­land roads. The funds will be dis­trib­uted by the Mary­land Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s High­way Safety Of­fice to law en­force­ment agen­cies and traf­fic safety ad­vo­cates through­out Mary­land.

“The safety and security of Mary­lan­ders is our top pri­or­ity and this vi­tal fund­ing will help strengthen our ef­forts to re­duce traf­fic fa­tal­i­ties and save lives,” said Ho­gan. “Dan­ger­ous, im­paired, and dis­tracted driv­ing puts ev­ery­one at risk, and we will con­tinue to do ev­ery­thing in our power to en­sure safety on our roads.”

The Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice was award a $9,000 grant. Of that, $5,000 is slot­ted for ad­di­tional DWI/ DUI en­force­ment and $4,000 ag­gres­sive driv­ing en­force­ment, cov­er­ing over­time costs, said Lt. Dale Pa­trick with the sher­iff’s of­fice.

The fed­eral grant awards can only be used for traf­fic safety ac­tiv­i­ties and are al­lo­cated based on crash data for each county and/or or­ga­ni­za­tion that ap­plied for fund­ing. Funds can only be spent dur­ing Fed­eral Fis­cal Year 2017.

“Our mis­sion is to do ev­ery­thing in our power to elim­i­nate traf­fic crashes,” said Trans­porta­tion Sec­re­tary Pete K. Rahn. “Zero crashes, zero in­juries and zero fa­tal­i­ties is our ul­ti­mate goal.”

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