Super Bowl Weekend Law Enforcement Intoxicated Driver Saturation
Hamilton County, TN - Law enforcement agencies across the Cumberland Plateau Region and Eastern Tennessee, including the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, will be conducting saturation patrols on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7. The saturations will take place from 3:00 P.M. on Saturday until 11:00 P.M. on Sunday. Patrols will take place where alcohol-related crashes and DUI arrests have occurred in the past. Officers will concentrate their enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from the roadways.
There were 6,648 known alcohol-related crashes in Tennessee in 2014. Individuals that make the irresponsible and dangerous choice to drink and drive are risking their license, their freedom, their life and the lives of others. Your local law enforcement agencies are committed to keeping travelers safe and helping them arrive safely at their destinations.
Officer overtime for these checkpoints is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, wishes to encourage those in our community who will be attending Super Bowl Parties and events to please drink responsibly. For those who will be traveling home after their festivities, please know your limits and keep the number of a local cab company for easy access or make sure to have a designated driver.
Remember, driving while under the influence is against the law and can cost you your license, your freedom, your life, and the lives of others.
The HCSO Traffic Division will be available this afternoon until 5:00 pm for comment today, February 5, 2016.
To set up an appointment, please call 423-994-3756.