The Shelbyville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired driving enforcement from December 15, 2023, to January 1, 2024. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drive sober or get pulled over nationwide mobilization. Shelbyville police will be utilizing enhanced patrol activities to deter impaired drivers from being on the roadways.
Shelbyville Police Chief Jan Phillips says that his department will be adding additional patrol units to enforce all traffic laws with the main objective of preventing any driver-impaired crashes and or deaths.
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 on his or her vehicle.
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office provides grant funding to support the Shelbyville Police Department’s increased enforcement efforts during the boosted and lucid holiday campaign.