FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
08/27/2018
Lenoir City Police Department


LENOIR CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT

Lenoir City, TN – Lenoir City Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 17 to September 3, 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.

The Lenoir City Police Department in cooperation with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Broadway/ US 11 in Lenoir City from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 31st, 2018.

“Sobriety checkpoints are a valuable tool to combat impaired driving. It increases public awareness of impaired driving and allows officers to detect and apprehend impaired drivers that may otherwise not be detected.” Says chief Don White

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 Lenoir City Police Department increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.