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Montgomery County Agencies receive $533,591 in Tennessee Highway Safety Grants

 

Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants

386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole announced the Tennessee agencies that received grant awards totaling more than $24.2 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.

The Clarksville Police Department was awarded $217,835.44 for alcohol enforcement. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General got $185,775.97 for DUI abatement and prosecution. $125,000 was received by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for traffic enforcement. Austin Peay State University Police Department was awarded $5,000 for high visibility enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Lieutenant Philip Ashby receives a Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partnership Award

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On, Friday, December 13th, 2013, Clarksville Police Department Lieutenant Philip Ashby was presented a Partnership Award, by Tony Burnett (Middle Tennessee Region Law Enforcement Liaison) of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO).

The award was for the work of the Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit in the, June 28th, 2013, Hands Across the Border Sobriety Checkpoint, and the Unit’s assistance to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and area law enforcement agencies in conducting Sobriety Checkpoints and D.U.I. enforcement.

Clarksville Police Lieutenant Philip Ashby

Clarksville Police Lieutenant Philip Ashby

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to receive Top Honor for Impaired Driving Enforcement, Second in Overall Traffic Safety at National Conference

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been recognized among the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

The THP earned second place in the national organization’s 2012 law enforcement challenge and won the special category award for impaired driving. Colonel Tracy Trott will accept the awards on behalf of the state’s highway patrol at the IACP annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, next week. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to step up Seat Belt and DUI Enforcement Efforts during Memorial Day Weekend

 

Seat Belt and Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for 78-Hour Holiday Period

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will step up seat belt and DUI enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The THP also encourages all motorists to drive safely during the 78-hour period. State troopers will conduct several seat belt and sobriety checkpoints and will be out in force patrolling statewide to help ensure safe roadways this holiday.

The 2013 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6:00pm Friday, May 24th and ends at 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. Sixteen people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend. That was a decrease from 19 fatalities in 2011. Last year, alcohol was involved in six of the fatalities.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to act responsibly this Cinco de Mayo

 

State Troopers Will Be Out Statewide Conducting Saturation Efforts and Checkpoints

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will increase its highway traffic safety enforcement efforts this weekend to coincide with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. State Troopers will focus heavily saturation efforts, seat belt safety, and DUI enforcement.

One person was killed on Tennessee roadways on May 1st, 2012.

“When the temperatures begin to increase this time of year, more motorists start taking to the roadways. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will aggressively enforce our state’s seat belt and impaired driving laws to protect the public this Cinco de Mayo weekend and as we head into the summer months,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2012 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) named Trooper Nathan W. Hall the 2012 Trooper of the Year at a special award ceremony held Thursday evening in Murfreesboro, TN. Trooper Hall earned the honor after preventing a possible suicide attempt by a juvenile last December in Sullivan County.

“Trooper Hall is a great example of what is expected of a Tennessee State Trooper. He’s professional, courageous, works hard and has a positive attitude. His actions on the night of December 16th, 2012 were nothing short of heroic. Trooper Hall is an outstanding representative of our agency and deserves the Trooper of the Year recognition,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.

Nathan W. Hall named 2012 Trooper of the Year

Nathan W. Hall named 2012 Trooper of the Year

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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares for New Year’s Eve “No Refusal” Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers will strictly enforce “No Refusal” Law in 16 Counties

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Five people lost their lives in vehicular crashes on Tennessee roadways during last year’s New Year’s Eve holiday period. Sixty percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.

That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join with local law enforcement agencies to conduct another “No Refusal” DUI enforcement campaign during the 2012-13 New Year’s Eve holiday, beginning at 6:00pm, Friday, December 28th and concluding at midnight on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Officer working a DUI Special Patrol Car is Rear Ended at a Red Light by a Drunk Driver

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On April 22nd, 2012, around 3:00am, Officer Tom Johnson, 56 was working as part of a DUI saturation patrol when his patrol car was rear-ended by a drunk driver.

Officer Tom Johnson was in his 2009 Chevrolet Impala stopped for a red light in the left southbound lane of Fort Campbell Boulevard at Ringgold Road.

Clarksville DUI Special Patrol Car rear ended on Fort Campbell Boulevard by a drunk driver in a Chevrolet Impala. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville DUI Special Patrol Car rear ended on Fort Campbell Boulevard by a drunk driver in a Chevrolet Impala. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Act Responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – In preparation for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for a statewide DUI enforcement campaign with more than 50 sobriety and driver license checkpoints planned across the state. The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period begins at midnight, Saturday, March 17th and ends at 11:59pm, Sunday March 18th.

“We take traffic safety enforcement seriously throughout the year and especially on holidays,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular holiday for many Americans to celebrate with friends and family. We want to remind all citizens to act responsibly, obey the rules of the road, and never drink and drive.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2011 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. This marks the second consecutive year Trooper Stanford, a third generation State Trooper, has earned the honor. He was also recognized in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address in January.

Additionally, seven other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction Trooper of the Year, while 10 troopers were also recognized for their DUI enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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