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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team goes Beyond Traffic Stop

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was towing another vehicle on a trailer.

The stop occurred on Interstate 40 in Dickson County.

The license plate on the vehicle was concealed with a license plate cover. During the traffic stop, the troopers observed signs of nervousness and stress from the driver, Jorge Gusman.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Discovers 153 Pounds of Marijuana on Routine Traffic Stop

 

Three children removed from crime scene

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMemphis, TN – On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, Sergeant Matt Sipes of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) conducted a traffic stop on I-40 West at mile marker 23 of a 2004, Lincoln Navigator. The driver was following too closely to another vehicle which warranted the stop.

During the roadside interview, Sergeant Sipes noticed several inconsistencies with the driver’s statements. Sergeant Sipes then requested Trooper Jeff Fuller of THP’s Interdiction Plus Team (IP) to accompany him on the scene.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers on a traffic stop on I-40 west find 153 pounds of marijuana.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers on a traffic stop on I-40 west find 153 pounds of marijuana.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol stops Vehicle for Traffic Violation, Arrest Human Trafficer Smuggling 12 People

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On February 8th, 2017, Trooper Jeremy Miller of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) stopped a white Toyota Sienna on I-40 eastbound in Hickman County for a traffic violation.

Upon speaking to the driver, Trooper Miller asked for a driver license which the driver stated he did not have. The driver identified himself as Bernado Mateo-Lucas.  Trooper Miller continued to question the driver asking how many people were in the van.  The driver stated there were four additional people in the vehicle.

Trooper Miller observed six people counting the driver with an additional person lying under a blanket in the floor behind the driver’s seat. 

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

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Snow currently falling across Clarskville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and most of Middle Tennessee today for two rounds of snow this morning and later this evening.

It is currently snowing in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Roads have already become covered.

The temperature is currently 16 degrees with a high today near 22 degrees. There is a 40 percent chance of snow until noon.

Road conditions are worsening as snow continues to fall across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Road conditions are worsening as snow continues to fall across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation’s James Rogers Killed in the Line of Duty

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation HELP Operator James Rogers has died of complications resulting from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist on December 24th, 2016.

Rogers was changing a flat tire for a family stranded on I-40 at mile marker 221 in Davidson County. A member of the family was assisting with the tire change, but Rogers advised him to go inside the car for safety purposes.

James Rogers and his girlfriend of three years, Rachel Cunningham.

James Rogers and his girlfriend of three years, Rachel Cunningham.

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting December 15th, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Monday December 19th through Wednesday December 21st, from 9:00am until 3:00pm, there will be a right shoulder closure on Interstate 24 at mile marker 8 in both directions for sign installation.

All travel lanes will remain open.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 through 6:00am Monday, November 28th, 2016.

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway

 

Natchez Trace ParkwayTupelo, MS – The Natchez Trace, also known as “Old Natchez Trace,” is a 440 historic forest trail that links the Cumberland River, Tennessee River and Mississippi River.  The trail was used by Native Americans and later, by European and American Explorers.

Today, the Natchez Trace Parkway and bridge, commemorates the path used by early explorers.

It’s a recreational favorite among bikers, bicyclists, hikers, campers, boaters and just about anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, surrounded by incredible history.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

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TDOT reports Superload Could Impact Traffic on I-24 Overnight Thursday

 

Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be escorting a superload through Tennessee on I-24 eastbound on Thursday night.

The load will consume more than two lanes of traffic, which could create significant congestion. Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting June 22nd, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that from now through August 15th, 2016, resurfacing work will result in lane closures on weekdays for State Route 48 in both directions in Montgomery County, between the Dickson-Montgomery County Line and the Hwy-48 and SR-13 split.

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