The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns by conducting saturation patrols during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a press release said. Saturation patrols have a large number of officers concentrated into a small geographic area.
These safety stops are an effort to decrease the number of impaired drivers and seat belt law violators. Deputies will be focusing on enforcing state laws concerning driving under the influence, speeding, seat belt use, and aggressive driving, the press release said.
A sobriety checkpoint will also be held Friday evening on Tri-County Boulevard in Oliver Springs. This will be a multi-agency effort sponsored by the Oliver Springs Police Department and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
“Too often, Memorial Day can be a deadly and dangerous time on our roadways because of impaired driving,” Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said. “That is why we will be working with increased saturation patrols to arrest anyone who is driving while under the influence. Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills, it also impairs your judgment. If you see friends under the influence of alcohol, make sure you don’t let them get behind the wheel. “
This effort is supported by a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. For more information, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.