The Snellville Police Department received an $8,000 grant to purchase the latest technology in breath alcohol analysis.
The city announced on its website that the department will use the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant to purchase the new CMI Intoxilyzer 9000, which will be required for all law enforcement agencies in Georgia by 2015.
According to the city’s post:
The CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 was selected by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Division of Forensic Sciences as the successor to the Intoxilyzer 5000. The Intoxilyzer 9000 uses four infrared wavelengths for sample analysis, has unparalleled performance in accuracy and precision by using pulsed infrared technology, eliminating chopper motors or mechanical filters in the analytical system, according to the CMI website.
“The Snellville Police Department is very appreciative of receiving this grant because it enhances our efforts in reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roadways,” said SPD Chief Roy Whitehead said in the post.