DUI grant final 2019 report
From October 2018 to September 2019, the HPD DUI officer has continued to work very hard to keep the streets of Hartsville safe for citizens and guests. The grant officer issued over 400 charges and over 340 warning tickets. As a part of the grant’s proactive approach, the DUI officer held six public education meetings where he discussed several issues caused by impaired driving. The officer held or participated in over 20 public safety checkpoints and worked over 2200 hours on the grant throughout the grant period. A total of 39 DUI arrests were made during the grant period, and of those cases made, 26 have been adjudicated and 13 are pending trial.
The Hartsville Police Department is very proud to announce that they have been awarded a DUI grant for 2020 which will help fund the grant officer activities. HPD would like for all drivers to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver. Please remember this during the approaching holiday season as well. Our grant officer will always be working at peak times, especially during the holiday season and new year.