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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


Subchapter 013 : Drunken Driving

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1220)
  • § 1220. Enforcement; sobriety checkpoints; safe highway accident reduction project; mobile evidentiary breath alcohol testing equipment funding

    (a) Each county safe highway accident reduction project (SHARP) program shall organize and participate in at least six sobriety checkpoints prior to February 28, 1998. The checkpoints shall be coordinated by the SHARP county project directors.

    (b) The Governor's Highway Safety Program shall purchase two mobile evidentiary breath alcohol testing instruments. The instruments shall be distributed for use with priority given to constables and county and municipal law enforcement agencies in the areas of the State where there is not quick and convenient access to nonmobile breath testing instruments.

    (c) For fiscal year 1998, unless inconsistent with federal law, 33 percent of the funds received under the provisions of 23 U.S.C. § 402 shall be used to reduce DUI on Vermont highways, as follows:

    (1) to purchase two mobile evidentiary breath alcohol testing instruments described in subsection (b) of this section;

    (2) 161/2 percent to fund the organized county SHARP sobriety checkpoints described in subsection (a) of this section; and

    (3) the balance to be expended by and under the control and discretion of SHARP county project directors to increase the presence of law enforcement officers on Vermont highways for the principal purpose of detecting and apprehending violators of the DUI laws. (Added 1997, No. 56, § 6, eff. Aug. 1, 1997.)