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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

“We want you to have a good time, but more importantly, we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The chances of you, or someone you love, being in a drunk driving crash increases over the weekend and even more over a holiday weekend. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee State Trooper makes Traffic Stop and finds huge amount of Crystal Meth

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 13 kilometers (equal to 29 pounds) of crystal meth, and the arrest of a Texas man on felony drug charges.

Trooper Scott stopped a 2003 Chevy Suburban for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 eastbound in Knox County at approximately 3:40pm on Monday, February 1st, 2016.  The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, who gave multiple conflicting stories regarding his travel destinations.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

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Clarksville Police update on Interstate Overpasses becoming Icy

 

More Traffic Incidents on I-24

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police reports vehicles continue to slide off the roadway or into other vehicles on the westbound lanes on I-24. There are traffic incidents at Exit 11 and one at Exit 1.

Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Exit 11. At Exit 1, the traffic incident is near the TN/KY stateline and blocking both lanes of travel westbound. Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Exit 1.

Overpasses on I-24 near Exit 8 and Exit 11 are becoming icy, due to the freezing rain.

Overpasses on I-24 near Exit 8 and Exit 11 are becoming icy, due to the freezing rain.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds you to take precautions during this Winter Season

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reminds Tennesseans that during this winter season, it is important to be prepared.

If your vehicle breaks down, activate your hazard lights and remain in your vehicle.

Please drive safely and dial *847 (*THP) if you need assistance, or 911 in the event of an emergency.

The THP advises if you do not have to drive, please stay home.

Be Prepared For Winter Weather

Be Prepared For Winter Weather

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Tennessee Department of Health says Winter Weather Presents Unique Health Challenges

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – With the first serious cold weather storm front of 2016 headed toward Tennessee tonight, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents about the need for increased efforts to protect themselves, their families and their friends from winter weather-related harm.

“We all need to take these potentially deadly winter weather activities and storms seriously, and use warnings as an opportunity to prepare and think differently than our normal routine to prevent a tragedy,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

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AAA addresses Legislators with Traffic Safety and Transportation Funding Concerns

 

AAANashville, TN – The number of deaths on Tennessee’s roads last year remained below one thousand, AAA reported in its annual State of Safety presentation. This, at a time when the national trend is toward an 8.1 percent increase in road fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tim Wright, Tennessee Regional President, AAA – The Auto Club Group and Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, also described to the state’s House and Senate transportation committees the efforts other states are making to deal with their shrinking transportation revenue.

Tennessee is bucking the national trend in traffic fatalities, but needs to take action on transportation funding.

Tennessee is bucking the national trend in traffic fatalities, but needs to take action on transportation funding.

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2015 Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee Third Lowest since 1963

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963. The 2015 traffic fatality numbers are reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).

Preliminary figures indicate there were 965 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2015. In 1963, there were 941 deaths. The 2015 fatality number includes 112 pedestrians and 10 pedal cyclists.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases State-Wide Traffic Fatality Figures

Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases State-Wide Traffic Fatality Figures

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation finds Missing Men in Weakley County

 

THP Aviation directs Emergency Ground Crews to their Location

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Aviation section in a non-criminal search locates two missing 35 year old men. It was reported the men had left out to ride four wheelers around 2:00pm January 10th in severely cold winter conditions.

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Office contacted Captain Mansfield about the missing men. Captain Mansfield immediately requested support from THP’s Aviation section. It was reported to Trooper Harold Russell that the last cell phone conversation with the men indicated they had been riding in a swampy, bottom land area just south of Stafford’s Store Road in the Greenfield. The men had indicated they were lost and had ran out of fuel.

Tennessee Highway Patrol's Aviation.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested for DUI in Nashville

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) early Thursday morning in Nashville, Tennessee.

Illya Novikov was stopped by THP and arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.

Novikov has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2010 and has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review of the incident.

THP is working with the Sheriff’s Office to complete the internal review of the incident.

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Clarksville Police reports Traffic Accident blocks Interstate 24

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a car happened at 4:57pm on the Westbound side of Interstate 24 near mile-marker 9.

Clarksville Police are assisting at the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. The motorcyclist has been transported by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center where he passed away.

The motorcyclist involved in the accident on Interstate 24 passed away from his injuries.

The motorcyclist involved in the accident on Interstate 24 passed away from his injuries.

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