Photo Gallery | Tipton Co. Sheriff's Office arrests 24 during DUI crackdown
The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturations, DUI enforcements and bar checks over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve Holidays.
Extra enforcement was put on the roadways in order to have a more visible officer presence to help ensure safer roadways for our citizens and visitors alike during peak times when vehicular travel is at its highest.
This year’s New Year’s Eve efforts were somewhat “dampened” by the showers that moved through the area during these peak times but it did help hold down many traffic issues usually faced on New Year’s Eve.
During the operations, officers issued 32 tickets and warnings.
Tickets were issued for violations including: Speeding, Disregarding Stop Sign, Light Law, Drivers License Violations, Seat Belt Violations, Child Restraint Violations, Registration Violations and No Insurance. 24 arrests were made during the operations on various charges as well.
Three juveniles were arrested during this same operation. Two were for alcohol related offenses and the other for unlawful possession of a weapon.
“The Holidays are a time that a large number of citizens and visitors to our county are out on our roadways traveling to be with family and friends. By increasing our visibility and enforcement efforts it helps deter drivers from making bad or irresponsible decisions while operating their vehicle.” according to Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.
“Unfortunately, a number of these people will still consume alcohol and/or narcotics and operate their vehicles while celebrating the Holiday. Our increased efforts are intended to keep the intoxicated drivers off the roadways and hopefully from any death or serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents. I am proud to say that throughout the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays we did not have any fatalities resulting from traffic crashes in Tipton County.”
These efforts are aided by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office with additional funding that allows us to continue these operations so our roadways remain as safe as possible. Without the assistance from the GHSO many of our operations would not be possible.
The Sheriff’s Office next traffic enforcement efforts will be on Superbowl Sunday in the February campaign “Fans don’t let fans drive drunk”.