NOPD receives $300,000 DWI grant

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has received a grant from the state to help catch drunk drivers in 2021.

The department says the $300,000 year-long grant is from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

In addition to helping catch impaired drivers, the grant money will also be used to help police stop speeders and enforce seat belt requirements.

Some of the funds will go to programs raising awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety and underage drinking.

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