The Governor’s Highway Safety Office began a campaign against drinking and driving in Tennessee this summer called the “100 days of Summer Heat Booze it and Lose it Campaign”. The initiative was met with strong criticism because many people found it to be sexist. Materials such as coasters were distributed boasting slogans that refer to girls looking “hotter” when guys are under the influence and finding out “a marginally good-looking girl” later is “chatty,” “clingy” or “your boss’s daughter” as signs that maybe a man has had too much to drink. The budget for the campaign was $750,000 and over $450,00 was spent before it was suspended. The state’s willingness to spend close to a million dollars on DUI propaganda is illustrative of how how serious they are about prosecuting the crime. If you have been charged with a DUI in TN, contact our office to see how we can help you defend your case.
August 17, 2015