REDDING, Calif. -

Shasta CountyThe Redding Police Department has been awarded a $35,500 grant to help keep streets safer. The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded the grant to assist with an anti-DUI progam. They say the money will be used to prevent deaths and injuries caused by drivers under the influence.

Most of the $35,500 will be spent on DUI Checkpoints. Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti commented on the grant, “This grant will assist our department in reducing the risk posed to the community from impaired drivers.”

DUI Enforcement agencies maintain that DUI Checkpoints have proven to be the cost effective and save the taxpayer $6 for every $1 spent.