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Floyd County police receive grant

06/25/14 8:40 a.m.


The Floyd County police department has received an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to purchase a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

The instrument will be used to replace the Intoxilyzer 5000 the department currently has.

"The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is committed to keeping everyone safe on our roads and highways, from the smallest precious cargo to the most seasoned drivers," said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. "This grant will help the Floyd County Police Department reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia roadways."

"The state of Georgia has mandated that all departments are to have the old Intoxilyzer 5000 units replaced by 2015, Blackwood continued. "This grant has allowed the Floyd County Police Department to acquire an Intoxilyzer 9000 at no cost to the tax payers of Floyd County. This grant was obtained by Lt. Daniel Pendley, the administrative lieutenant with the Floyd County Police Department."