Loudon County arrests 13 over 20 hour Labor Day holiday period

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said it considers this year’s Labor Day Holiday Enforcement program to have been successful.

From Saturday, September 5th through early Tuesday morning, deputies swept through the county. During a 20 hour period during the three days, they racked up 13 arrests including six for drunk driving and wrote 125 citations.

A total of seven people died on Tennessee roads over the holiday weekend, down five from 2008. The record for least deaths over Labor Day was set in 1962 when six people were killed. The record for most traffic fatalities over the holiday was 27 in 1974.