The Anderson County Sheriffâ€™s Department will be out in force this Labor Day holiday as part of the â€œDrive Sober Or Get Pulled Overâ€ crackdown on drunk driving, a press release said.
“This effective nationwide campaign will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Anderson County,” Sheriff Paul White said in a press release. “The ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ campaign will focus on drunk and impaired drivers with increased enforcement.”
The Anderson County Sheriffâ€™s Department will take part in this campaign by saturation patrols during the Labor Day holiday period, which runs through September 1. The Anderson County Sheriffâ€™s Department will be conducting a Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign on Friday, August 29, in cooperation with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Sheriffâ€™s deputies and state troopers will take aim at impaired or drunk drivers throughout Anderson County in an effort to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities, White said.
Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said this will be a rather large event, with 10 to 12 deputies and troopers working the county for DUI enforcement and to have high visibility for traffic safety.
“Driving drunk is not worth the risk,” White said. “So don’t take chances. Remember, law enforcement will be out in force and will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'”
This effort is supported by a grant from the Governorâ€™s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Department of Transportation.