NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-­Kingston­­­), said today he has been informed that four Hi­­­ghway Safety Grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Rhea County roads and to curb drunk driving.  Senator Yager made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. 

The Rhea County awards include:

  • $10,000 to the Dayton Police Department Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $3,000 to the Graysville Police Department High Visibility Enforcement
  • $20,340 to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Police Traffic Services (Multiple Violations) 
  • $15,056 to the Rhea County Sheriff’ Department Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement

“These grants will give our local communities additional funds that should help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” Sen. Yager 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.  

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