Hands Free Law

As many of you are aware, the new Hands Free legislation took effect on 01 July 2018. While we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about the law (House Bill 673), please know that enforcement of this law will begin immediately. While this is not perfect legislation, as some of you have already noted, it was created to combat a problem that has needlessly claimed the lives of many loved ones. I believe postponing enforcement could potentially cost lives so immediate enforcement, without a grace period, is our reasonable stance. I urge you to contact our department for any clarification you may need on the new law. Thank you for your understanding and your help in keeping our community safe. Respectfully, Chief Hodge.