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Extra Duty Officers Charged 18 Persons with DUI Last Weekend

8/12/2013

August 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Officers paid through a Governor’s Highway Safety Office grant charged 18 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 20 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 453 suspected drunk drivers.  The DUI Unit has arrested 908 suspected drunk drivers.               

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