In an effort to crack down hard on DWI offenders some law enforcement agencies in North Carolina are receiving grants to put towards a DWI task force. This task force would be dedicated specifically to finding and charging intoxicated drivers. Specifically the Guilford County Sherriff’s Department, High Point Police Department, and Greensboro Police Department are receiving money in order to enact a DWI dedicated task force.

The amount of $765,780 is being granted from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program to be issued to these agencies, with the exception of the Greensboro police who will not receive grant money but will be assigning two officers to the task force. The program is schedule to run through September 30, 2012. The agencies who are participating may re-apply then to continue the task force program.