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Revere police awarded grant to increase patrols to combat impaired driving during holiday season

REVERE — The Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security awarded the city a grant to increase the number of impaired driving patrols during the holiday season.

Revere Police will join other departments across the state and the State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization and public information campaign.

“When an impaired driver is behind the wheel, everyone is at risk — passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists,” said Revere Police Chief James Guido. “These funds will increase the number of impaired driving patrols over the holidays. Regardless of the type or level of impairment, if a driver is operating the vehicle in a dangerous manner, they will be stopped.”

According to a statement from the department, marijuana was the most prevalent drug found in drivers involved in fatal crashes from 2012 to 2016 and an average of 10 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes were found with both alcohol and drugs in their system.

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