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State Grant Helps Poughkeepsie Police Enforce Drunk-Driving Rules

The grant funding training for police so they could pay special attention to whether drivers convicted of DWI are using the ignition interlock device required by law.
The grant funding training for police so they could pay special attention to whether drivers convicted of DWI are using the ignition interlock device required by law. Photo Credit: Town of Poughkeepsie Police

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. -- Police officers from the city and town of Poughkeepsie, along with other Dutchess County officials, took part in a three-hour training course Tuesday aimed at helping them enforce the use of ignition interlock devices after DWI convictions, Time Warner Cable News reports.

The program was part of a $100,000 state grant for Dutchess County and two other New York counties for special attention between Memorial Day and Labor Day to check for ignition interlock devices. The state's Leandra's Law requires anyone convicted of DWI use the special breath testing device before driving, Time Warner Cable News says.

The state grant is to help police departments make sure people are complying with the law. Tuesday's training focused on how to tell if an ignition interlock device has been disabled, Time Warner Cable reports.

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