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OAK RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT INCREASES IMPAIRED-DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY SEASON

Published: Aug. 16, 2023

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(Oak Ridge, Tenn.) – The City of Oak Ridge Police Department (ORPD) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from August 16, 2023, to September 4, 2023, surrounding the Labor Day Holiday. 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.

The Oak Ridge Police Department will be increasing enforcement efforts during this time in an attempt to address impaired driving. 

 

“As we participate in this statewide safety campaign, drivers can expect to see more officers and more traffic stops all across Oak Ridge,” said ORPD Sergeant and Tennessee Highway Safety Office Network Coordinator Matthew Johnston. “During the Labor Day Holiday, we want to remind drivers to not drive impaired.  Everyone should have a plan for a ride if they plan to consume alcohol.  There is always an option and impaired driving is not one of them.”

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

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