The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired driving enforcement from December 15, 2023, to 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.
This agency will be increasing traffic enforcement throughout the holidays to apprehend impaired drivers.
From Lieutenant White,
Our department will be increasing patrols in an effort to target drunk and/or drug-impaired drivers. MCSO has seen an increase in DUI arrests within the last year. This is largely due to several of our deputies receiving specialized training in the detection of drunk and/or drug-impaired drivers. Remember, one bad decision can have devastating effects. Celebrate safely and arrive alive.
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 Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.