Grant Pays For Breath Testing Equipment
A deputy at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department saw the need for PBT’s or Preliminary Breath Testing instruments for use in the field during drunk driving investigations and when we deal with any underage people who are suspected to have been drinking.
Deputy Jordan Williams asked to work on a grant from the United States Deputy Sheriffs’ Association for the items and on November 27th, the department received 2 brand new Intoxilyzer 500 PBT instruments.
Sheriff Steve Cox says they both came calibrated and ready to use at no cost to the Sheriff’s Office. The typical cost for the Intoxilyzer is $510 each.
Deputy Williams actually put these into service the evening of November 27, 2019.
Cox says one of their goals this holiday season is to help make sure everyone gets home safely. We will always keep our eyes open for drunk, drugged, and/or aggressive drivers.