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GCSO to increase impaired driving – driving enforcement

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:47 am

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement. The increase began last week and will continue through September 2, sur-rounding the Labor Day holiday.
Deputies will be conducting high visibility saturation patrol across the county.
“We take impaired driving seriously. Whether it’s alcohol, drug, or prescription drug related, an impaired driver behind the wheel of a vehicle is a deadly combination. If your medications make you feel different then you will drive different,” state Sheriff Clint Shrum
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 Grundy County Sheriff’s Office increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.