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T'ville Police receive grant to replace breathalyzers

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade.

The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

The money will be used to upgrade the departments Intoxilyzer from the 5000 version to the 9000.

Legislation was passed last year requiring all law enforcement agencies in the state to make the change.

"This is great because we can use the funds that we already budgeted in another area to buy some more equipment that's needed in the department. So this is very important," said Chief Ellis Jackson.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the newer models will significantly reduce the chances for error in DUI cases.

 

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