Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant Award
The Quartzsite Police Department was awarded two grants from the Arizona Governors’ Office of Highway Safety. The Police Department was awarded a total of $8,000.00 dollars of overtime funds. The funds will be used to enforce driving under the influence, seatbelt, child restraint laws, speed and aggressive driving laws.
"We will be conducting high visibility details to keep impaired drivers, speeders, and aggressive drivers off the road, and enforce seatbelt and child restraint laws to keep the roads safe for the public," said Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert in a press release issued today.
The penalties for DUI can include loss of your drivers license, expensive fines, jail time, increased insurance rates, possible loss of life or injury and having your name published in the local paper.
Gilbert said, "We ask that if you drink, please be responsible. Don’t drink and drive, make sure to have a designated driver and wear your seatbelt at all times.
"If you are in need of a child restraint seat, please come by the Quartzsite Police Department. The Governors Office of Highway Safety has provided us with free child restraint seats."