Holiday Safety

The Lenoir City Police Department took advantage of the holidays to drive home the message of highway safety. On December 27th, nearly a dozen LCPD officers flanked both sides of Hwy. 321 near Walmart from 8:00 pm till midnight looking for drunk drivers and other traffic violations. Each car that was stopped was checked and given a flyer as to the purpose of the DUI check point.

Officers checked 1417 of the 1458 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint. There were no arrests for Drunk Driving and thirty-one citations were issued for other offenses.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in December 2007, 992 people were killed in crashes that involved a driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, which is above the legal limit in every state as well as the District of Columbia.

There is no excuse for impaired driving that will satisfy a police officer or a court. Do the right thing throughout this coming year.  The next time you decide to put your pedal to the metal, think first.  As the old cliché goes, the life you save just may be your own

Drunk Driving. Over the Limit.  Under Arrest

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