Topsham police get OUI grant

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TOPSHAM — The Police Department has received a $4,800 grant from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to enforce drunken driving laws during the holiday season.

The bureau receives the overall funding from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. The grant covers overtime costs to have officers out on enforcement details, and it funds about 30 additional shifts, according to Lt. Chris Lewis.

The grant runs from Nov. 22 to Jan. 31, 2011.