Whether you live in Tennessee or are just passing through, drivers beware. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the state between now and the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend to crack down on traffic safety violations.
More Cops, More Stops is the state’s latest campaign to help save more lives on our roadways. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force to remind all drivers and passengers to not drink and drive, always buckle up, obey the speed limit, and eliminate all distractions in the vehicle while driving.
Stopping and arresting alcohol-impaired drivers will be a top priority of the campaign. In 2009, nearly one-third of those killed in crashes on our Tennessee highways involved drivers or motorcycle operators with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above at the time of the deadly crash.