Topic: DUI Enforcement
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to enhance DUI enforcement from December 18th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2015, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.
During the first nine months of this year, Tennessee experienced 4,740 known alcohol-related crashes. That equates to an average of 17 people each day making the decision to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
Clarksville Police Department to increase DUI Enforcement for Statewide Booze It and Lose It Mobilization
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up DUI enforcement from August 19th to September 7th, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.
Tennessee experienced 6,645 known alcohol-related crashes in 2014. That equates to an average of 18 people each day making the decision to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.
Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants
386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, 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»
Clarksville Police Lieutenant Philip Ashby receives a Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partnership Award
Clarksville, 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.
Tennessee Highway Patrol to receive Top Honor for Impaired Driving Enforcement, Second in Overall Traffic Safety at National Conference
Nashville, 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»
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
Nashville, 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.
State Troopers Will Be Out Statewide Conducting Saturation Efforts and Checkpoints
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee State Troopers will strictly enforce “No Refusal” Law in 16 Counties
Nashville, 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»
Clarksville Police Officer working a DUI Special Patrol Car is Rear Ended at a Red Light by a Drunk Driver
Clarksville, 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.
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