Group Aimed at Ending DUIs Receives Grant Money

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va -- The Valley Community Services Board is able to keep neighbors safe from drunk drivers thanks to more than $100,000 worth of grant money that the board received earlier this year.

Now, they are tracking the number of DUI's in the county and where they happen. Trends show accidents happen around Highway 262 in Staunton and along Interstate 81.

They are using data to keep drunk driving from happening and Diane Kellogg, the grant supervisor, hopes to end driving drunk for good in the county.

“The more hands that we have to do that, the easier the work,” said Kellogg. “The most important part is that once we have the data, we have to look at what we have and decide how important that is as a variable that's causing these motor vehicle crashes.”

The grant is good for one year and the board plans to re-apply for the grant for next year.

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