From Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
LEBANON, TN – The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase impaired-driving enforcement from December 14, 2022, to January 1, 2023, 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.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing their manpower on patrol shifts in an effort to combat drunk driving during the holiday season. The WCSO will be looking to keep drunk drivers off the street while roads will have a high volume of citizens traveling to many destinations to be with their families.
“We will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office this holiday season once again to combat drunk driving and to try and prevent a tragedy from happening,” stated Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan. “We will increase our patrols and stay vigilant during this period to provide safe travels for our citizens.”
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 Wilson County Sheriff’s Office increased enforcement efforts during the Booze It and Lose It holiday campaign. For more information about the THSO, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.