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The Lancaster County, South Carolina Sheriff's Office received a $219,131 grant to help crack down on driving under the influence – DUI. The grant from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety will fund a DUI Enforcement Team in Lancaster County.
The grant provides salaries, fringe benefits, equipment, vehicles, mileage, and DUI training for two deputies. It takes effect immediately and will run for one year at a time. The sheriff’s office can apply to renew the DUI grant for two additional years.
The DUI Enforcement team will work in conjunction with the already existing Community Action Team. The DUI team’s primary focus will be working to increase highway safety and decreasing the number of DUI related collisions, fatalities, and injuries. The team will also provide educational presentations on the dangers of DUI.
"We are extremely excited to receive this grant," Sheriff Barry Faile said. "We have applied for this or similar grants in the past but were turned down. We didn’t give up and are thrilled to add these positions to our team. It’s really great when we can improve the services we offer and make the county safer without having to spend county funds. Driving under the influence is something that affects all of us and if you are out there thinking about driving under the influence, don’t, get a sober driver. If not, your chances of being caught just got better."