Extra Duty Officers Charged 16 Persons with DUI Last Weekend
June 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Officers paid through a Governor’s Highway Safety Office grant charged 16 persons with DUI last weekend in the police department’s continuing DUI initiative using extra duty officers. These officers target impaired drivers Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Sunday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in areas with a propensity for fatal crashes, crime and DUI arrests.
Additionally, the DUI Unit charged 19 persons last week with driving under the influence.
Enhanced visibility on Nashville’s roadways and zero tolerance for impaired drivers are the cornerstones of the police department’s DUI initiative.
So far this year, extra duty officers working under the grant have arrested 345 suspected drunk drivers. The DUI Unit has arrested 725 suspected drunk drivers.