FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
CONTACT: ARRIALE TABSON
TENNESSEE HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICE REMINDS CITIZENS THAT “FANS DON’T LET FANS DRIVE
Lt. Scott Legieza to discuss fatal drunk-driving crash involving his son, Officer Destin Legieza
NASHVILLE – On Friday, February 10, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway
Patrol, divisions of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, are partnering with the
Tennessee Titans, the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Franklin Police Department, the Tennessee
Sheriff’s Association, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, and other traffic safety partners for a
press event to remind citizens that “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.” During the event, Franklin Police Lt.
Scott Legieza will discuss the fatal traffic crash that caused the loss of his son, Brentwood Police Officer
Destin Legieza, due to a drunk driver in 2020.
According to Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN), there were 79 drunk-driving crashes
statewide during Super Bowl weekend in 2020 and one drunk-driving fatality. In 2021, there were 91
drunk-driving crashes statewide during Super Bowl weekend and three drunk-driving fatalities.
WHAT: “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” Super Bowl Press Event
WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2023 10 a.m. CST
WHERE: Nissan Stadium, One Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213 (Wesley Mortgage Club Entrance) Park in Lot H (see parking map)
SPEAKERS: Commissioner Jeff Long, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Director Buddy Lewis, Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Colonel Matt Perry, Tennessee Highway Patrol
Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe, Ret., Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association
Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
Lieutenant Scott Legieza, Franklin Police Department
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of
Tennessee Highway Safety Office • 312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37243
Office: 615-253-5152 • Email: Arriale.Tabson@tn.gov • www.tntrafficsafety.org
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland
Security advocating for traffic safety. The THSO works in tandem with the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) to implement statewide programs addressing occupant protection, impaired driving,
speed enforcement, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and crash data collection and analysis. Programs
administered by the THSO are 100 percent federally funded. The THSO’s mission is to effectively develop,
implement, and evaluate these programs. To learn more, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.