The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired driving enforcement now through January 1, 2024, surrounding the holiday season. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization.
During this period, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will conduct “Saturation Patrols” along with “Sobriety Checkpoints” on Franklin County Roadways. We understand that mere presence is enough to make someone second guess getting behind the wheel intoxicated or impaired, so a high visibility proactive approach has been established. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support as we strive to keep the citizens of Franklin County safe.
Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased sobriety checkpoints and high visibility enforcement, aim to drastically reduce the number of drunk-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities this year.
The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle.
The THSO provides grant funding to support the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.