Granby police increasing patrols to stop drunk driving

GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – If you drive through the Town of Granby, you may have noticed more police officers on the roads than usual. Fourteen additional officers will be patrolling the roads through the end of the month as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Police Chief Alan Wishart told 22News that they have participated in the initiative every year for as long as he can remember. He said that it isn’t just about catching drunk drivers; a visible police presence reminds drivers to pay attention to all dangers, including speeding or driving with a headlight out.

Sara Aubrey of neighboring South Hadley told 22News that she supports the effort.

“Prevents a lot of drunk driving, I feel like it’s wonderful to see out police on our streets. I feel like people see the police and they slow down, and they know that you know they’re out there watching to make sure everyone’s safe,” Aubrey said.

A federal grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds the additional patrols.

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