Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $4.5M to Prevent Alcohol Impaired Driving

Funds will Support Traffic Safety Office Programs to Deter Drunk Driving

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $4,460,713 was awarded to the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Traffic Safety Office to implement and enforce Alcohol Impaired Driving prevention programs throughout Ohio. The funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will improve traffic safety.

"Ohio roads and highways are safe, but we are working to make them safer for the thousands of Ohioans who travel on our roads each day," Brown said. "These funds will educate Ohio motorists about the dangers of drunk driving and work to reduce the alcohol-related crashes in our state."

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 13,346 alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in Ohio last year.

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