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HCSO working on "Booze It or Lose It" over holidays

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for drunk-driving enforcement over the holidays.

From December 15th to January 1st, the statewide "Booze It and Lose It" campaign is part of a national effort to prevent drunk driving.
 
The HCSO will help inform drivers about the dangers of drunk driving and will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, aimed to reduce alcohol-impaired driving.
 
“This time last year, there were 223 lives lost to impaired-driving crashes across Tennessee,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Our partnership with local law enforcement is vital to combat drunk driving this holiday season.”
 
A single DUI conviction can cost an individual $5,000 or more, in addition to jail time. An offender could also be required to attend drug and alcohol treatment or to install an ignition interlock device inside his/her vehicle. 

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