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May 28, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grants to battle impaired driving in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $168,923 grant to a nonprofit agency whose mission is to prevent impaired driving and to provide free support to victims of crashes resulting from drunk or drugged driving.

The Alabama chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will use the funds to provide educational programs aimed at showing the hazards and consequences of driving while intoxicated.

“In an instant, the selfish act of driving while impaired can claim lives and destroy others,” Ivey said. “I am grateful for the work of MADD to reduce and prevent crashes caused by impaired driving.”

MADD staff provides emotional support and other services for victims and their families while assisting them in judicial matters related to prosecuting offenders.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant with funds made available to Alabama from the U.S. Department of Justice.

“No one should travel Alabama’s roads with the thought that the next oncoming motorist is impaired,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “Gov. Ivey and ADECA are committed to making Alabama roads safe by supporting programs to discourage unsafe drivers from getting on the highways.”

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.


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For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/