Local deputies focus on drunk and impaired drivers thru Labor Day weekend

Local deputies will join a state campaign to stop drunk and impaired driving starting August 16 in Moore County and running through Labor Day. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Booze it, and lose it. That has been the motto of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for decades and beginning on Wednesday, August 16 through Labor Day, Moore County Sheriff’s Department deputies will partner with state officials to increase impaired-driving enforcement in Moore County.

In 2022, Moore County had three alcohol impaired crashes, and three drug impaired crashes which led to eight total injured persons, and three fatalities. During this Campaign, Moore County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting Saturation Patrol in an effort to discourage impaired driving on our roadways. 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 Moore County Sheriff’s Office increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It campaign. To learn more, visit the Tennessee Traffic Safety website but clicking here. •

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