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Officials Launch ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

Officials Launch ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officials have launched a campaign in an effort to crack down on drinking and driving.

Beginning Friday, the Governor's Highway Safety Office will be launching the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, as part of their mission to keep roadways in Tennessee safe.

The campaign will last all the way through Labor Day, with sobriety checks all along Tennessee highways.

"Everybody thinks 'Well, it's not going to happen to me.' We have to continually make good decisions on the roadways because we have a responsibility and these folks are simply here to help our community and their jurisdictions understand exactly that,” said Director Kendell Poole with the Government Highway Safety Office.

In Tennessee, there were more than 6,500 crashes related to drunk driving in 2013, alone.