Thanks to the grant, officers issued 51 citations -- monetary fines or warnings -- during a three-hour period at a crosswalk on Beacon Street last week. According to police, they sent an officer out into the crosswalk at Beacon Street and Dalton Road and issued citations and warnings to drivers who failed to stop.
There will be several similar efforts in coming months, police said.
The second grant-based effort will allow the Newton Police Department to join other departments across the state and nation the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
From Friday, Aug. 16 through Monday, Sept. 2, Newton will increase patrols throughout the city, specifically on the lookout for intoxicated drivers.
In 2011, 114 people died as a result of alcohol-related crashes in Massachusetts.