Williamson County awarded highway safety grants

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Sen. Jack Johnson

Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin 

State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) recently announced he has been informed that four highway safety grants have been awarded to promote public safety on Williamson County roads and to curb drunk driving.  

Johnson made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.   

The Williamson County awards include:

• $15,000 to the Fairview Police Department for alcohol and impaired driving enforcement

• $43,720 to the Nolensville Police Department for police traffic services

• $210,700 to the Tennessee district attorney general, 21st Judicial District, for DUI prosecution

• $40,000 to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for alcohol and impaired driving enforcement

“It is very important that we keep Tennessee’s roadways safe,” Johnson said. “These grants have been very successful in the past, and I look forward to similar types of efforts in the future to ensure our citizens are kept safe.”

The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO). They are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards. Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.   

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