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Clarksville Police Department to take part in Booze It & Lose It Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has partnered with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to participate in the Booze It & Lose It Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign.

According to the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Office, Booze It & Lose It is designed to reduce impaired driving injuries, fatalities, and associated economic losses. The Booze It & Lose It campaign provides for increased law enforcement efforts and public service messages to accomplish its goal.

Clarksville Police will be conducting holiday saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police will be conducting holiday saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The intervention targets all drivers who are impaired due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Impaired driving and impaired-related crashes constitute one of the nation’s leading health problems.

These events result in more deaths each year than do total homicides, and alcohol is a factor in 35% of all crashes in the United States.

The Booze It & Lose It Campaign this year is being conducted during the holiday season, from December 12th, 2014 until January 1st, 2015.

The Clarksville Police Department will be increasing impaired driving saturation patrols during this time in a continued effort to keep the community, the citizens of Clarksville, and all roadway users safe this holiday season.


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