Dodge Charger Awarded to KPD from AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
The AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded the Kingman Police Department a $38,000 grant to purchase a 2019 Dodge Charger to be used to enhance DUI/Impaired Driving enforcement and Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The Kingman Police department will be targeting impaired, aggressive, speeding, and distracted drivers as well as other various traffic violators throughout the City of Kingman. The grant award included the cost of the vehicle and the equipment installed. The attached picture was taken during the AZ GOHS DUI Enforcement Kick-Off press conference held at the AZ State Capitol on December 3rd.
Pictured from left to right, standing in front of the new vehicle, are Cpl. Dan Spivey, Ofc. Eric Urquijo, AZ GOHS Director Alberto Gutier and Sgt. David Reif.
In conjunction with the Western AZ DUI Task Force, Kingman Police will be out this Christmas Holiday season.
If you chose to drink, please don't drive. Designate a sober driver. Anyone arrested for DUI drugs or DUI alcohol will go to jail and their vehicle will be impounded. The average cost of a DUI offense is close to $10,000 (fines, court fees, vehicle impound, insurance rates, etc...)
The penalties for impaired driving in Arizona are severe and include mandatory jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and court fees, suspension of driving license or privilege to drive, vehicle impoundment for 30 days and other expenses.
The Kingman Police Department wants to remind those that choose to drink to use a designated driver, taxi or rideshare. If you suspect an impaired driver please contact law enforcement.
Drive Hammered, Get Nailed!