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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded the Dougherty County HEAT Unit a grant for $15,700 to keep the HEAT officers on the roads for another year. They target drunk drivers, speeders, and people not wearing their seat belts, giving tickets and making arrests to save lives.

Dougherty County Police Lt. Thomas Jackson said  "That's the biggest reason behind the unit. If they know somebody is out there to enforce these speeding, DUI, and seatbelt laws, then they are going to think twice about doing it."

Last year crashes caused by impaired drivers that caused injuries or deaths decreased 36% in Dougherty County.

Speed-related crashes dropped 65%.

HEAT officers remind you they will be out this Halloween weekend.  So slow down and get a designated driver if you plan to drink.

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