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Kick Off For Campaign To Crack Down On Drunken Driving

Kick Off For Campaign To Crack Down On Drunken Driving

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 14, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 14, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving.

The director of the Safety Office and other law enforcement kicked off the campaign at an event in Murfreesboro on Thursday.

Law enforcement in every state will be cracking down on drunken driving from August 15 through Labor Day.

In 2013, Tennessee experienced 6,699 alcohol-related traffic crashes.

On average each year, more than 10,000 people die on the nation's roads due to drunken driving.

For more information about the Governor's Highway Safety Office, visit http://www.tntrafficsafety.org .

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