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Tennessee Highway Patrol State Trooper Saves Motorist’s Life After a Crash with a Deer

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On October 25th, 2017 Trooper Russell Bernard of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was dispatched to an injury crash involving a vehicle that struck a deer. During the crash, the driver of the vehicle sustained life threatening injuries that required immediate action by Trooper Bernard.

Trooper Bernard was advised by THP dispatch that a vehicle had struck a deer on I-40 in Dickson County. When Trooper Bernard arrived on the scene, he observed the driver of the crashed vehicle bleeding heavily from a large puncture wound on the left side of her neck.

Tennessee State Trooper Russell Bernard saves the life of a woman after her car stuck a deer on Interstate 40 in Dickson County.

Tennessee State Trooper Russell Bernard saves the life of a woman after her car stuck a deer on Interstate 40 in Dickson County.

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Tennessee State Trooper Makes Traffic Stop and Discovers 11 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine/Ice

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Trooper Donnie Clark of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) Chattanooga District stopped a gray 2014 Chevrolet Malibu on I-24 in Coffee County for a traffic violation.

The driver, Shannon Baxter of Indianapolis, Indiana was not cooperative answering the trooper’s questions. This behavior along with the actions by the passenger caused Trooper Clark to become suspicious of criminal activity possibly being conducted. Consent to search the vehicle was requested by the trooper and denied by the driver.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Donnie Clark arrests two drug traffickers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Donnie Clark arrests two drug traffickers.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways.  An increase in deer related crashes is more likely during November-December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“Deer related crashes can be a very serious and dangerous incident,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, especially in the fall.  Stats show November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important for motorists to exercise caution, slow down and remain alert in areas where deer are present.”

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School Bus Catches Fire, 20 Students on Board Safe

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County School Bus 01-104 caught fire on Southside Road early Thursday morning, November 2nd, 2017, as it was stopping to pick up students who attend Montgomery Central Middle School and Montgomery Central High School.

No students were injured during the incident.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School Bus catches fire early Thursday morning. 20 students were evacuated and no one was injured.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School Bus catches fire early Thursday morning. 20 students were evacuated and no one was injured.

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Clarksville Police releases DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol results from October 20th-21st

 

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Clarksville, TN – On October 20th, 2017 thru October 21st, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DUI Checkpoint and saturation patrol to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.

During this time, there were 66 vehicles through the checkpoint and 90 charges.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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MCSO, CPD and THP to launch Safe Driving Initiative for Montgomery County

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), the Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Montgomery County Driver Safety Office (MCDSO), and the District Attorney’s Office are launching a safe driving initiative for Montgomery County.

Part of this initiative will include the use of a large bus provided by THP to transport law enforcement as they observe motorists for traffic violations.

Safe Driving Initiative to be launched in Montgomery County.

Safe Driving Initiative to be launched in Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol gives Tips to Protect Your Identity

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. 

In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Identity Crimes Unit would like to provide you with some actions you can take if you suspect you may be the victim of identity theft.

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Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit receives Three Awards

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department’s traffic unit has dedicated itself to making the roadways in Clarksville safer for it citizens.

The traffic unit’s hard work and efforts were recognized at the Tennessee Lifesaver Conference.  They were the recipients of three auspicious awards.

Clarksville Police Department's Traffic Unit takes Three Awards at 30th Annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference and 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge

Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit takes Three Awards at 30th Annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference and 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge

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Montgomery County After Total Solar Eclipse Traffic and Safety Update

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse has ended in Clarksville and Montgomery County but the memories of the phenomenon will last a lifetime. The weather was perfect, with no cloud coverage to diminish the magnificence of the sun’s corona. In addition, traffic ran smoothly with minimal incidents during the day.

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency worked diligently with agencies such as the American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol for nearly a year to prepare for the possible influx of people and accidents in the community.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County's RichEllen Park.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County’s RichEllen Park.

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TDH and TDOS Encourage Safe Viewing During the Total Solar Eclipse

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – A total solar eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible Monday, August 21st, 2017. Tennessee is one of 14 states that will be in the path of totality, a 70 mile-wide path where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

The Tennessee Department of Health encourages everyone to enjoy this once in a lifetime event, but urges eye protection and common sense safety.

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

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