Booze It & Lose It Time

Law enforcement officials across the mid-state have come together with one common goal: keep impaired drivers off the road. The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign kicked off Tuesday in Rutherford County. It runs through Labor Day. But it’s not just drivers under the influence of alcohol officers are looking out for. “Impaired driving isn’t just alcohol anymore is it. Drug impaired driving is an epidemic in the state of Tennessee,” said Kendell Poole with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. “And thanks to Governor Haslam and the legislature of Tennessee, they’re making it easier for us to prosecute drug-impaired drivers across the state of Tennessee.” Officials said more than 30-percent of this year’s traffic fatalities involved an impaired driver.