Huntingburg police receive video grant

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HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department has received a $2,500 grant from the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council that will be used for a digital in-car video system in one of the department’s patrol cars.

Police said the video system will aid in the detection, apprehension and prosecution of impaired drivers. It will be used to document driving behavior, roadside field sobriety tests and statements of admission from suspects.

Assistant Chief Ronnie Bowman said such impairment videos also will be used as a training tool when officers attend standardized field sobriety testing classes given by the police department to area law enforcement personnel.

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