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Feds award BRPD grant to crack down on dangerous driving

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department is getting more money to crack down on dangerous driving.

It received a grant from the federal government to help crack down on things like drunk driving and people who aren't wearing their seat belts.

The department was given a similar grant last year and say it resulted in more than 1,000 DWI arrests and more than 5,000 seat belt violation tickets.

Police Chief Carl Dabadie said the money makes driving on the streets around the city safer.

"I feel that it makes a huge difference in our crash numbers throughout the city," Dabadie said. "Every year that we've had this grant, we've seen a decline in the number of crashes that we're having in the city, so it is definitely helping us."

BRPD is also participating in the nationwide "Click-It or Ticket" campaign that runs through Sunday.

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