New sign program to recognize victims of DUI accidents
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, June 3rd, at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), and other invited guests, will join Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head, to unveil the first sign of a new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.
The brief ceremony will be held in the parking lot of 1501 Madison Street (parking lot of the former Cumberland Grille restaurant — next to Bridgett’s garden center. Please do not park in the garden center’s lot.)
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted checkpoint and impaired saturation patrols on May 20th and May 21st, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Total number of vehicles through the Checkpoint (US 41-A & State line) from May 20th, 2016 11:00pm to May 21st, 2016 1:00am were 437.
During this time, there were 234 vehicles stopped and 237 individuals charged.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on May 13th and May 14th, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 147 vehicles stopped and 138 individuals charged.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on April 29th and April 30th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 224 vehicles stopped and 226 individuals charged.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on March 19th, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 93 vehicles stopped and 90 individuals charged.
Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey announced Wednesday on the Senate Floor of his decision not to run for another term. In a tearful, farewell speech Governor Ramsey said, “When I ran for office four years ago, I had a 1-year-old grandson,” Ramsey said. “I now have four grandsons. My first granddaughter will be born today.”
Speaking to his colleagues, he said “this has not been an easy decision. I love the state Senate. I love being lieutenant governor. And I consider each and every one of you a true friend.”
Tennessee Departments Of Health, Safety Warn Tennesseans Against Impaired Driving on Super Bowl Sunday
Nashville, TN – This weekend millions of people will be driving to a Super Bowl party to watch the biggest football game of the year. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security urge all Tennesseans to be safe on the roadways this Sunday and every other day of the year.
‘’Most of us have fun watching the Super Bowl and enjoy a good time, but we want everyone to be safe before, during and after the game, so we encourage you to be moderate in food and drink and absolutely not to drive impaired by alcohol or any other drug,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963. The 2015 traffic fatality numbers are reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).
Preliminary figures indicate there were 965 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2015. In 1963, there were 941 deaths. The 2015 fatality number includes 112 pedestrians and 10 pedal cyclists.
Clarksville, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) early Thursday morning in Nashville, Tennessee.
Illya Novikov was stopped by THP and arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.
Novikov has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2010 and has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review of the incident.
THP is working with the Sheriff’s Office to complete the internal review of the incident.
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.
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