The Fourth of July may be America’s iconic holiday, but all too often the revelry ends in tragedy on the highways due to drunk driving. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department urges everyone to celebrate this Independence Day with a pledge to keep our community “independent” from drunk driving.
“The Fourth may be one of the nation’s most popular holidays, but, unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous in terms of alcohol-related fatalities,” Sheriff Paul White said. “Too many people think they can get behind the wheel because they’ve only had a few drinks and just have a ‘buzz’ on. The truth is you don’t have to be ‘falling down drunk’ to be a menace to yourself and everyone around you on the highways. Remember: ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.'”
Sheriff’s deputies will be out in force to keep our roadways safe during this Independence Day holiday period. A sobriety checkpoint will be held the evening of Friday, July 5, on Andersonville Highway (State Route 61) near Andersonville. This will be a multi-agency effort sponsored by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
This effort is supported by a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. For more information, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.