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

 

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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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Local Law Enforcement to hold Hands Across the Border DUI Checkpoint May 19th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 19th, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department, and Clarksville Police Department will be conducting a Checkpoint on US41-A near the State line. 

Troopers, Deputies, and Officers will be looking for impaired drivers and will take enforcement action on any observed violation. Troopers, Deputies, and Officers will also be doing Saturation Patrols on US41-A, KY. State highways 400, 911, 115 and Tennessee State highway 236 & 374.

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department, and Clarksville Police Department will be conducting a Checkpoint on US41-A near the State line on May 19th. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department, and Clarksville Police Department will be conducting a Checkpoint on US41-A near the State line on May 19th. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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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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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined to share a unified message: Share the Road.

“As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It takes everyone working together to stay safe. Motorcyclists take extra precaution with protective gear and being aware of their surroundings. We are asking all other drivers to do their part and take the extra time to look twice.”

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act heads to Governor

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised the passage of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

The House of Representatives passed HB 529/SB 1215 by a vote of 93-4, and it now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. The Senate passed the legislation 31-0 on April 3rd. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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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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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Struck on Interstate 24 during Traffic Stop

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

The deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 24 west bound at mile marker 13 when a vehicle for unknown reasons went on the shoulder of interstate and stuck his patrol vehicle from behind, pushing it into the traffic violator’s vehicle, which struck the deputy, throwing him on the interstate.

The deputy has non-life-threatening injuries and has been transported to the hospital.

A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was struck by a vehicle on I-24 while on a traffic stop Saturday.

A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was struck by a vehicle on I-24 while on a traffic stop Saturday.

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Tennessee State Troopers Look Beyond the Ticket and Arrest Drug Traffickers

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPChattanooga, TN – On March 10th, 2017, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga District Troopers Kevin Hoppe and Larry Fowler were working along I-75 South in Bradley County.  They observed a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck commit a traffic violation around the 27 mile marker. 

Troopers pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver Robert K. Miller, 45, of Lincoln Park, Michigan.  While speaking with him, troopers could smell marijuana inside truck.  

When asked about any contraband in the truck, Miller said he had a small amount of marijuana, but did not know what was in the boxes in the bed of the truck.  Miller stated that they were loaded by a friend to be transported to Florida. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers make traffic stop and discover boxes in bed of truck filled with marijuana, 64 pounds of THC edibles and 263 bottles (3,156 fluid ounces) of THC infused drinks and syrup.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers make traffic stop and discover boxes in bed of truck filled with marijuana, 64 pounds of THC edibles and 263 bottles (3,156 fluid ounces) of THC infused drinks and syrup.

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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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