Sevierville Police and Tennessee Highway Safety have combined forces to crack down on impaired driving.

From Dec. 13 - 31, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office will focus on its statewide "Booze It and Lose It" campaign. Sevierville Police Department officers will concentrate on DUI enforcement and conduct enhanced patrols during this period.

The consequences of a single DUI conviction for a first-time offender in the state of Tennessee may include costly fines, court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and/or the installation of an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle, according to Sevierville Police.

“In December 2016, more than 500 traffic crashes statewide involved a drunk driver. Our state and local law enforcement partners will be out in full force to secure Tennessee roadways. We want everyone to make it home safely, so please designate a sober driver," THSO Director Vic Donoho.