Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, 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, TN – Clarksville Police nightshift patrol officers were kept busy Saturday night and Sunday morning with numerous calls-for-service that included vandalism with a firearm and a vehicle crashing into a house.
Officers investigated a report of shots fired around Paddock Place Apartments on Union Hall Road at 9:25pm. Five vehicles were found with bullet damage. Witnesses reported a slim black or Hispanic male, dressed in black, running from the scene.
Clarksville Police Department Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol Statistics from December 30th and 31st
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted Checkpoint and impaired driving saturation patrols on December 30th and 31st, 2016, which were partially funded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.
During this time, there were 183 vehicles stopped and 173 individuals charged.
Clarksville Police releases Victims Names in Crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway at the Intersection of Trenton Road
Clarksville, TN – On October 23rd, 2016 early in the morning, Clarksville Police responded to a vehicle accident on 101st Airborne Division Parkway at the intersection of Trenton Road , where two people from Clarksville passed away from their injuries.
The driver was 18-year-old Samia T. Lucas, and the passenger was 18-year-old Joshua A. Guillen Lopez.
Ho Young Kang was initially charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI, and failure to obey a traffic signal.
Clarksville Police reports Two Persons Die from Crash on 101st Airborne Division Parkway at the Intersection of Trenton Road
Clarksville, TN – According to Clarksville Police, in the crash early this morning, October 23rd, 2016 on 101st Airborne Division Parkway at the intersection of Trenton Road , an 18-year-old and a 18-year-old, both from Clarksville, passed away. Their names will be shared tomorrow in a follow-up release.
Ho Young Kang, a Georgia resident, was charged with vehicle homicide, vehicle assault, DUI, and failure to obey a traffic signal. An additional charge is pending.
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies have arrested Joshua Hamilton, 25, for aggravated assault, felony evading, DUI, and numerous drug charges.
On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at 1:25am, while deputies were working to a clear traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 149 and 48, Hamilton approached the scene and was instructed to pull over due to the odor of marijuana emanating from his vehicle.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Call Special Session To Prevent Loss of $60 Million in Federal Highway Funds
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will call an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider legislation preventing the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds after the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed the state out of compliance with a federal “zero tolerance” drunk driving statute.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols on September 2nd and 3rd, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Total number of vehicles through the Checkpoint (400 block of Dover Road) from September 2nd, 2016 11:00pm to September 3rd, 2016 1:00am were 327. Saturation patrols took place in the City of Clarksville from 2:00am until 4:00am.
During this time, there were 238 vehicles stopped and 229 individuals charged.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols on August 19th and 20th, 2016, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Total number of vehicles through the Checkpoint (Hwy 48/13) from August 19th, 2016 11:00pm to August 20th, 2016 1:00am were 403.
During this time, there were 257 vehicles stopped and 238 individuals charged.
“Booze It & Lose It” Sweeps Tennessee to Prevent Alcohol-Related Crashes
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase DUI enforcement across Tennessee from August 19th to Labor Day as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization against drunk driving.
In 2015, Tennessee lost 239 lives to alcohol-related traffic crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s TITAN Division. Thus far in 2016, Tennessee has experienced 118 alcohol-related fatalities.
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