Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the preliminary number of four traffic fatalities statewide during the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday period, which began on midnight Wednesday, November 26th and ended at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 30th.
If this year’s preliminary figures remain, it would mark the lowest number of vehicular deaths during the Thanksgiving holiday period since the seven traffic deaths in 1983. In 2013, there were 12 vehicular deaths during the 120-hour Thanksgiving holiday. «Read the rest of this article»
Eight state police or highway patrol agencies will increase patrols on I-40 for Thanksgiving
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
The Interstate 40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police or highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. The challenge will take place on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period, specifically from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helped locate a male suspect in Montgomery County who was wanted for armed robbery in a neighboring county on Tuesday night.
The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office requested aviation support, after the suspect allegedly robbed the Eckerds Pharmacy in Ashland City by gunpoint on Tuesday. Local law enforcement officials engaged the suspect in a pursuit northbound on Highway 12 into Montgomery County, where the suspect crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Highway 12 and the bypass. He then fled on foot.
THP Wins Award for Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety in Special Category
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott accepted the second place award for one of the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies in the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge at the international organization’s annual conference in Orlando, FL, last week.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the THP has earned second in the overall National Law Enforcement Challenge. «Read the rest of this article»
October Through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crimes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.
“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.
Tennessee State Troopers Will Enforce “No Refusal” Law
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period.
This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29th and conclude at 11:59pm on Monday September 1st.
The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
Tennessee Highway Patrol accepting applications for Fall Citizens’ Trooper Academies in Nashville and Jackson
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 fall class of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Jackson. The upcoming session will mark the first academy held in Jackson.
The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. Sessions will run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm weekly. The Jackson class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Sessions for this group will also run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm weekly. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year.
State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.
Tallahassee, FL – The American Association of State Troopers is known for its service to state troopers, and when an individual or group goes out of its way to support that cause, AAST believes in recognizing them.
At its national board of directors meeting, held this year in Nashville on July 25th, AAST will present two groups who have made a difference for Tennessee state troopers with its Spirit of the Trooper Award, making them only the 14th and 15th recipients of the prestigious award. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Police reports Smei Truck Hauling Bee Hives crashes closing I-24 between State Line and Exit 1
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department are asking citizens to avoid the east bound side of Interstate 24 between the State Line and Exit 1. A semi truck hauling Bee Hives has been involved in a vehicle crash.
Unfortunately it is unknown when the road will be able to be cleared. The Bee Hives were disturbed and there Bees everywhere. The Officers on scene have been stung multiple time. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is on their way to work the crash. No further information available at this time.
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