State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), said he has been informed that a Highway Safety Grant has been awarded to promote public safety on Scott County Roads and to curb drunk driving. Senator Yager made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
The $183,900 award will go to the Tennessee District Attorney General, 8th Judicial District DUI Prosecution in Scott County.
“These grants will give our local government additional funds that should help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” said Senator Yager, and added, “I will continue to work to make our roads safer in the next General Assembly.”
The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard. Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.