Oro Valley police get funds for two new vehicles

2013-10-28T11:00:00Z Oro Valley police get funds for two new vehiclesPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Oro Valley Police Department $119,000 to buy a pair of new vehicles dedicated to tracking down drunk drivers.

The department is using the funds to buy a 2013 Ford E350 DUI phlebotomy van and a 2013 “Police Package” DUI Chevy Tahoe.

The van will be a regular part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force, providing regional support to other police departments, allowing officer to draw blood from motorists suspected of DUI. The van will also tour the town to promote DUI awareness.

The Chevy Tahoe will be a designated DUI enforcement vehicle and will replace an older vehicle within the fleet. 

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.

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