Officers made 17 DUI arrests during the "Booze It and Lose It" campaign.
On Dec. 1, the Chattanooga Police Department joined our other law enforcement partners across Hamilton County to announce the effort that runs through New Year’s Day. The campaign is designed to educate our communities on the dangers of driving impaired. Secondly, it is designed to caution those who choose poorly and decide to drive impaired.
Police said, "We are committed to finding them and removing them from our streets in order to prevent the possible injury or loss of life they may bring to our community."
On Thursday, the Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint DUI enforcement initiative for the purpose of preventing fatalities and reducing crashes associated with impaired driving during this holiday season.
Our law enforcement partnership as well as focused efforts resulted in the 17 DUI arrests "that removed impaired and dangerous drivers from our city streets and interstate highways, greatly reducing the chances of a fatal or serious crash. This highly visible initiative also provided the traveling public with enhanced traffic enforcement during one of the busiest travel days of the season."
Additional arrest / citations listed below:
Speeding - 68 (3 in excess of 100 mph, 1 of which was a DUI)
Revoked / Suspended Driver's License - 12
Texting while driving - 5
Due care - 7
Financial Responsibility - 15
Narcotics - 3
Possession of a Firearm - 1 (related to DUI arrest)
Other moving and non-moving violations - 92