“Booze It & Lose It” Operation In Full Swing Ahead Of Labor Day
MILLERSVILLE/ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Millersville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 21 to September 7, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization to increase Impaired -driving enforcement nationwide.
“We need your help during this event. Please remind your loved ones of the importance of driving sober and focusing on the road ahead. Please limit your distractions and be attentive. You may be a great driver, but you’re not the only one on the road,” said Sergeant Josh Barnes with the Millersville Police Department.
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 Millersville Police in their increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.