Tennessee Highway Safety Office warns against drunk driving this holiday season

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 18:53:28-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Crossville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office have increased their impaired-driving enforcement during the holiday season.

This is part of the THSO's statewide Booze It and Lose it campaign.

More messages about the dangers of drunk driving will be seen on highways across the state and nation alike.

Police are urging this message pointing out that even those who get a DUI conviction for the first time could end up having to pay costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle.

“We ask all Tennesseans to please drive safely this holiday season,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver.”