The Kern County District Attorney's office has received a $220,259 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund the training of specialized prosecutors to handle DUI-related crashes resulting in injury or death.

"This grant continues the highly successful partnership with OTS which provides us with the capability of handling highly complex DUI homicides and dangerous repeat offenders," District Attorney Lisa Green said in a news release. 

In 2014, there were 39 deaths and 567 serious injuries as a result of DUI crashes in Kern County, according to the release. 

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