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Friday, December 9, 2016

Crossville Police Department INCREASES DUI ENFORCEMENT OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Crossville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to enhance drunk-driving enforcement from December 18 to January 3, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.



“During the enforcement period Crossville Police Department officers will be out in force, looking to stop possible impaired drivers.  We will be patrolling the streets, conducting saturation areas, and sobriety check points throughout the city of Crossville in an effort to save a life”.  Stated by Captain Larry Qualls

Increased state and local messaging about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, aim to drastically reduce alcohol-impaired driving.

“This time last year, there were 223 lives lost to impaired-driving crashes across Tennessee,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Our partnership with local law enforcement is vital to combat drunk driving this holiday season.”

A single DUI conviction can cost an individual $5,000 or more, in addition to jail time. An offender could also be required to attend drug and alcohol treatment or to install an ignition interlock device inside his/her vehicle. Any penalty imposed by law pales in comparison to the injury or death of a loved one.

The THSO provides grant funding to support Crossville Police Department efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday enforcement campaign. For more information about the THSO, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org or contact Arriale Tabson at Arriale.Tabson@TN.gov.

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