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TDOT announces I-24 East in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work

 

Traffic to Utilize On and Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 East and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville for bridge construction. During the closures, eastbound interstate traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

The work is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th, from 7:00am to 3:00pm – I-24 eastbound only and SR 237 bridge over I-24 will be closed.

TDOT to close section of I-24 East Saturday for Bridge construction.

TDOT to close section of I-24 East Saturday for Bridge construction.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol releases 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

 

Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee State Trooper placed on leave pending TBI Criminal Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Trooper Mark D. Williams on discretionary leave with pay, effective immediately, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and an internal investigation by the department’s Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB).

TBI agents arrested Trooper Williams on drug charges Friday morning in Lauderdale County. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured following the arrest and pending the investigations.

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

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Clarksville Montgomery County joins Hands Across the Border for Memorial Day holiday checkpoints and patrols

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – State of Tennessee and local officials from both Kentucky and Tennessee took the podium to explain the upcoming roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols slated for Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky tonight and tomorrow night, May 22nd and 23rd.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 41-A near the state line.

The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department to participate in Hands Across the Border. (CPD)

The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department to participate in Hands Across the Border. (CPD)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct “No Refusal” Enforcement, increase Patrols during Memorial Day Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.

The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01am on Friday, May 22nd and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25th.

The 96-hour holiday period will include “No Refusal” enforcement, which allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers, in each of the eight THP Districts.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reports I-24 in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work starting Friday, May 15th

 

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal starting this Friday.

During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Cinco de Mayo Traffic Safety Enforcement

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and conduct specialized traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. State troopers will observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo holiday period between 12:01am on Tuesday, May 5th through midnight, on Wednesday, May 6th.

Last year, the 96-hour Cinco de Mayo enforcement period resulted in 15 fatal crashes and 16 vehicular deaths across Tennessee. Seven of the 16 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related (43.8%) and seven of the fatalities were unrestrained (43.8%). Five motorcyclists were killed, while one pedestrian died. Three of the traffic fatalities occurred on Cinco de Mayo.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reports I-24 in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work

 

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal.

During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol arrests Two Men from Texas on Felony Drug Charges

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Trooper Joseph Williams of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Cookeville District initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 4.4 pounds of cocaine and the arrest of two Texas men on felony drug charges in Clay County on Tuesday. Trooper Mark Mahan also assisted.

Trooper Williams was patrolling on Highway 135 northbound at approximately 2:00pm on Tuesday, when he observed a black 1997 Chevrolet Silverado that matched a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) description of a vehicle that was possibly engaged in criminal activity.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Free Youth and Junior Trooper Academies now accepting applications

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is now accepting applications for its youth and junior trooper academies in Nashville this summer.  As part of the THP’s community service initiatives, this is the second year the agency has hosted free trooper academies for youth.

There are two separate camps that will be held at the THP Training Center this summer. The agency’s junior trooper school, a day camp for children grades 6-8, will take place June 22nd-26th. The youth academy is an overnight camp for students in grades 9-12 that begins on July 6th and concludes on July 10th. The camps are open to boys and girls.  «Read the rest of this article»

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