Extra patrols for Memorial Day weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Johnson City Police Department will be placing additional officers on patrol this Memorial Day weekend. 

They will look for people driving recklessly or impaired in a partnership with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office "Click It or Ticket" campaign. 

The Johnson City Police Department reminds everyone that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, 13 people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

During the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Johnson City Police Department arrested 10 drivers suspected of driving under the influence.  

Although Tennessee's legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .08, even a slight alcoholic "buzz" that's well below legal limits can be unsafe for drivers and lead to their arrest for impaired driving.

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