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Hall County receives grant to crack down on drunk driving
Hall County receives grant to crack down on drunk driving

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A grant of $8,000 was recently awarded to the Hall County Sheriff's Office to go towards a new breath alcohol testing tool. 

With the new tool, authorities can more easily prosecute for DUI cases, Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said. The Intoxilyzer 9000 was chosen by the GBI in 2012 in Intoxilyzer 5000, currently used by all of Georgia. 

"We're very grateful to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety for this grant," Sheriff Gerald Couch said. "This new equipment will enable our agency to not only continue its efforts at combating driving under the influence, but build stronger cases while doing so. This machine is an important part of the equation when it comes to keeping our roadways safe, and ultimately it's the citizens that benefit from advancements in technology such as this." 

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