The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is now using a new breath alcohol device for testing blood alcohol concentration levels in DUI cases.
Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the office recently purchased the new unit with the help of a full reimbursement grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Shirley said the new device will prove very useful to the Sheriff’s Office on the road.
“We are already in the process of utilizing this new device,” said Shirley. “It is the new Intoxilyzer 9000 and it is the most current version available. We hope that utilizing the most advanced equipment available and with the resources we have, we will be able to ensure the safety of our community. We are certainly appreciative of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.”
The total cost of the unit and the grant was $8,000.