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Countywide DUI crackdown starts Saturday
Effort aimed at preventing accidents, deaths
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Thanks to a $440,000 CAST grant, (from left) Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and S.C. Highway Patrol Lt. Ricky Grubbs will have extra officers conducting DUI checkpoints and patrols in Kershaw County starting Saturday. The county has the dubious distinction of being first in the state for DUI-related fatalities. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Drivers in Kershaw County are going to see a lot more activity from the Camden and Elgin police departments, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) thanks to grant money being funneled through the ALPHA Center. The extra effort to prevent drunk driving and enforce driving under the influence (DUI) laws starts Saturday. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said 18 officers, deputies and troopers will set up road checks, starting in Camden.