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DUI enforcement set to increase at South Shore

Adam Jensen

With the help of a recently awarded grant, South Lake Tahoe police expect to ramp up drunk-driving enforcement over the coming year.

The department will have extra officers looking for intoxicated drivers at least twice a month on either Friday or Saturday nights – with more during holiday periods – over the next year, according to a statement from the police department.

Additional officers will be on the street starting this Saturday, according to the statement.

The increased DUI enforcement will be paid for through a $67,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant money will fund officers working overtime on DUI suppression and education programs, according to the statement.

This grant also will pay for DUI checkpoints, driver’s license checkpoints and DUI warrant-service operations, according to the statement.