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Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit
Council to take up funding at special meeting today
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Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a “State of the Sheriff’s Office” report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people. The bottom line: Matthews said he needs nearly $250,000 to create a traffic enforcement unit to crack down on people driving under the influence (DUI), speeding excessively and driving recklessly.