CHARLESTON COUNTY (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a $229,833 grant issued by the South Carolina Department of Safety’s Office of Highway Safety which will be used to create a DUI Enforcement Team within the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
The grant will fund two full-time deputies, two vehicles and associated equipment. The primary function of the DUI Enforcement Team will be to prevent and reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities by conducting proactive DUI measures. These measures include enforcement, education and participating in Sober or Slammer campaign activities throughout the year.
The grant will be a three-year allocation that will put extra deputies on the street with the expressed objective of targeting roadway DUI drivers.