The federal grant award is $8,000 and is to be used to stay in compliance with Georgia State law.
The Georgia Highway Safety grants are a major part of a statewide goal to combat deaths and injuries from impaired driving crashes and excessive speeding by increasing the use of safety belts while educating the public about traffic safety and the dangers of DUI.
According to Captain Ken McRae, the Roswell Police Department will use the grant money to purchase a new Intoxilyzer 9000 which will replace the existing Intoxilyzer 5000. After a comprehensive evaluation of evidential breath alcohol testing instruments currently sold in the US, the Intoxilyzer 9000 was selected by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Division of Forensic Sciences as the successor to the Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 5000.
The GBI has developed a five-year plan to transition from the Intoxilyzer 5000 to the Intoxilyzer 9000, which includes instrument selection, officer training and equipment replacement.
The Roswell Police Department is a partner in the Operation Zero Tolerance DUI initiatives and the Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaigns. The Department participates with GOHS teams in year-round waves of high visibility concentrated patrols, multi-jurisdictional road checks, and sobriety checkpoints.