Effective immediately: the Chattanooga Police Department has received a grant from the GHSO which is designed specifically to reduce the number of fatalities, DUI offenders and serious crashes in Chattanooga. The grant will operate through the remainder of the 2014 calendar year and possibly into 2015.
Police said the operation will be designed to cover all areas of Chattanooga and will consist of 24 officers working four-hour shifts each with a focus being on all alcohol related charges such as DUI, open container and underage drinking. The grant officers will also be putting an emphasis on any violations that endanger lives such as speed, texting, and reckless driving.
Officials said, "The hours will be flexed throughout the week so that constant coverage can be achieved on our city streets. The Police Department is asking all drivers to be aware of their surroundings and to drive safe.
"Both the Chattanooga Police Department and the GHSO are committed to saving lives and the targeted campaign is a step in the right direction."