Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Starting tomorrow evening, additional Mt. Juliet Police officers will hit the streets this holiday weekend in an effort to deter and decrease the number of impaired and intoxicated drivers. Officers will saturate the city with roving patrols to monitor vehicular traffic and look for signs of impaired driving. An extra enforcement emphasis will be placed on speeding, seat belt, and alcohol-related violations.
“The Mt. Juliet Police Department will not tolerate those who make the poor decision to drive while impaired, and putting more police officers on the road will help prevent a needless tragedy,” said Police Captain Michael Mullins.
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, there were 158 alcohol-related crashes in Wilson County and over 6,000 state-wide in 2013. Every 53 minutes on average, someone is killed in an impaired driving crash in the United States.
Mt. Juliet Police simply want to ensure that roadways are safe for motorists. Driving while impaired can be easily prevented with common sense. Don’t drive while impaired. If you plan to drink alcohol, then plan to have a sober driver and safe way home.