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Tennessee Highway Safety Office Launches New “Stop Drugged Driving” Campaign


Thursday, March 16, 2017


Contact: Arriale Tabson

Mobile: 615-767-3242




Tennessee Highway Safety Office Launches New “Stop Drugged Driving” Campaign

Leonard Family Speaks On Drugged-Driving Crash that Killed Three Family Members in 2015


TENNESSEE – On Wednesday, March 22, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) will be joined by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and other public safety partners for a press event at the Tennessee Tower Plaza to launch the THSO’s new “Stop Drugged Driving” campaign to combat Tennessee’s recent spike in drugged-impaired driving fatalities. 


During the event, guest speakers Joey and Tammy Leonard will discuss the 2015 drugged-driving crash that resulted in the deaths of three family members: 19-year-old Kassidy T. Leonard, 20-year-old William D. Griggs, and 12-day-old Kimberlynn Griggs. The driver was convicted on March 7, 2017, of three counts of vehicular homicide by driver intoxication and three counts of reckless vehicular homicide. Press event details are listed below. 


WHAT: “Stop Drugged Driving” Press Event


WHEN: 1:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 22, 2017


WHERE: William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Plaza

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN 37243

From 7th Avenue, walk the steps to the Northeast corner of Tennessee Tower Plaza. 


SPEAKERS: Director Vic Donoho, Tennessee Highway Safety Office

Joey and Tammy Leonard, Guest Speakers

Commissioner David W. Purkey, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

Colonel Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol

Assistant Commissioner Morgan F. McDonald, Tennessee Department of Health

Deputy Director Jason Locke, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation




Article Date: 

Thursday, March 16, 2017



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