The Tennessee Highway Safety office is partnering with the Spring City Police Department to increase Drunk Driving Enforcement LABOR Day Weekend.The end of Summer is traditionally marked by labor day holiday , a time our country reflects on the hard work of our fellow Americans ,The long week end is celebrated by picnics, barbecues, pool parties , as families get together and enjoy the last few days of summer .Sadly LABOR DAY is The DEADLIEST with Drunk Drivers endangering themselves as well as others. This year Spring City Police Dept is partnering is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Too stop Drunk Drivers and save lives. The high-Visibility national enforcement campaign DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER runs from August 16th through September 4th 2017.Statistics show a frightening trend in drunk driving , in 2016, 10,265 where killed in drunk driving related crashes , 78 percent of those crashes occurred during the hours of 6:00p.m and 5:59a.m . There are No Excuses For Drunk Driving .
The Spring City Police Department recommends safe alternatives .
Remember its never okay to drink and drive , Even if you had one alcoholic beverage , designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get you home safely.
Have a friend about too drive drunk, take the keys away from them and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
If you see anyone driving drunk ,contact Rhea County Dispatch @423-775-2442 or call 911.