Dalton Police Department Receives Grant For Intoxilyzer Machine

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Dalton Police Department received a new breath testing machine purchased with an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The department received the grant in April to purchase the Intoxilyzer 9000 which will replace the agency’s Intoxilyzer 5000 model which has been in service since the mid-1990’s. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation approved the Intoxilyzer 9000, manufactured by CMI, Inc., for use as the state’s new standard breath testing device in January 2013.  The state will be phasing out use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 by December 2015. 

The GOHS grant was awarded to the Dalton Police Department in recognition of the agency’s active participation in the MATEN II (Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network).  The network includes agencies from Whitfield, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Murray, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow and Polk Counties. To be eligible to receive the grant, agencies must attend monthly MATEN II meetings, conduct road checks in the agency’s jurisdiction, and also report monthly traffic statistics to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Officers from the Dalton Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be attending training classes soon to become certified to use the new device.


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