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Tennessee Highway Safety Office “Booze It and Lose It” Campaign begins August 16

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announced its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign for 2023. It will run from August 16 to September 4, 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. During this time, we will have increased efforts and multiple saturation patrols of high-traffic areas.

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.