Franklin Police receive state grant to combat impaired driving

The Franklin Police Department has received a state grant to aid in its efforts to remove impaired drivers from the road. The grant, courtesy of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, will allow the department to increase the number of impaired-driving patrols on local roads. The efforts relate to this year’s national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, and will feature a focus on marijuana impairment in drivers, including the exponentially increased impairment caused by the combination of marijuana and alcohol. “This grant funding will allow us to add patrols to specifically target impaired driving, with the goal of increasing the safety for the entire community of Franklin,” said town police chief Thomas J. Lynch in a prepared statement. For more information, visit the police department’s page on the town’s website at www.franklinma.gov or call the department at 508-528-1212.


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