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Clarksville Police arrest DUI Driver with Nine Year Old in the Car

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On July 5th, 2017 around 2:24am, the 911 center received a call about a possible road rage situation in which a driver was speeding and almost hit another vehicle in the area of I-24 and Rossview Road.

Clarksville Police Officer Trevor Knight located the suspect vehicle on the parking lot of a business at 600 Rossview Road. After contact with the driver, he noticed the driver had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and the smell of an alcoholic beverage.

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Clarksville Police arrest couple on Alcohol Related Charges with 4 year Old in Truck

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, around 10:03pm, Clarksville Police responded to a call in the area of Cumberland Drive and Liberty Park about a man driving a pickup with a pontoon boat attached who was possibly intoxicated. Also, the pickup was supposed to have a woman and child inside as passengers.

K-9 Officer Mefford spotted the vehicle and started to follow the vehicle. He noticed the vehicle failed to maintain its lane of travel and, at one point, completely went off the right shoulder of the road.

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9th annual Operation Dry Water set for June 30th-July 2nd Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 30th-July 2nd, 2017. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 2

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 2 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville Police reports Man Drives into Building on Providence Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 around 4:30pm, Clarksville Police report witnesses saw a man slumped over in the passenger seat of a 2001 Ford Expedition with a trailer, traveling north on Providence Boulevard.

The uncontrolled vehicle crossed the continuous left turn lane and two southbound lanes, went off the roadway and crashed into a building at 208 Providence Boulevard.

A 2001 Ford Expedition with a trailer leaves the roadway and crashes into a building on Providence Boulevard.

A 2001 Ford Expedition with a trailer leaves the roadway and crashes into a building on Providence Boulevard.

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Clarksville Police release Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol stats

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On May 19th, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department, Clarksville Police Department, and several other law enforcement agencies conducted a DUI Checkpoint/saturation patrol on US41-A near the State line.

Troopers, Deputies, and Officers were looking for impaired drivers and took enforcement action on any observed violation. During this time, there were 427 vehicles through the checkpoint.

Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol was held May 19th, 2017.

Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol was held May 19th, 2017.

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Clarksville Police releases DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol results from May 5th and 6th

 

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Clarksville, TN – On Friday, May 5th, 2017, 11:00pm thru Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a DUI Checkpoint and saturation patrol to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.

During this time, there were 360 vehicles through the checkpoint and 179 charges.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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TBI charges Tasha Corlew of Dickson with Tampering with Evidence, Bringing Contraband into Jail

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents have obtained an indictment for a Dickson County woman charged with bringing contraband into a jail, and tampering with evidence.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on April 3rd, Special Agents began investigating the disappearance of money and drugs from a patrol car.

On April 1st, Tasha Corlew was involved in a traffic accident in Dickson, and was ultimately charged with DUI. A Dickson police officer at the scene collected items that Corlew had in her possession, which the investigation revealed included cash and drugs, and placed them in the front of his vehicle.

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Clarksville Police releases DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol results from April 7th and 8th

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 8th, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a DUI Checkpoint and saturation patrol to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.

During this time, there were 97 vehicles stopped and 149 individuals charged.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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DUI Memorial Sign Program Legislation Advances

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing the Transportation Full Committee and now moves on to the Finance sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe bill.

This legislation will allow families of victims of impaired drivers, where the impaired driver was also killed, to have a sign erected in memory of the family member. It is to be heard in the Finance Sub-committee on February 22nd.

“It was fitting this legislation was approved by the committee on February 14th, Shada’s 24th birthday,” Pitts said. “Her mother said even though February 14th was a tough day, the idea of some sort of justice for her really helps.”

Clarksville Firefighters Association Local 3180 Presents AED to Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Clarksville Firefighters Association Local 3180 Presents AED to Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

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