The Red Bank Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired driving enforcement from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, 2024, surrounding the holiday season. The THSO’s statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide mobilization.
“Officers will be conducting focused saturation patrols throughout the City of Red Bank aimed at deterring impaired driving,” said Sgt.
Sgt. Aalberg reminds motorists, “If you consume alcoholic beverages, do not get behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle; have a designated driver or call someone to pick you up.”
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 Red Bank Police Department’s increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.