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Tennessee Highway Patrol launches I-40 Challenge Enforcement Initiative

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) Commissioner David W. Purkey and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the fifth annual “I-40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative.

The I-40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police/ highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor. In Tennessee, I-40 enforcement efforts will increase on the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, and continuing through Sunday, November 26th.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

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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 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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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team goes Beyond Traffic Stop

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that was towing another vehicle on a trailer.

The stop occurred on Interstate 40 in Dickson County.

The license plate on the vehicle was concealed with a license plate cover. During the traffic stop, the troopers observed signs of nervousness and stress from the driver, Jorge Gusman.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Promotes Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel

 

Will Oversee THP’s Administrative Bureau

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner David W. Purkey of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), announced the promotion of Tony Barham to Lieutenant Colonel over THP’s Administrative Bureau. This position will be vacated after the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel John Albertson, on July 7th, 2017.

“Tony has proven himself over and over to be an effective manager and leader,” said Colonel Tracy Trott. “His skills and abilities are unmatched. He has a vision for the agency that will help us build upon our previous successes,” Trott added.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Tony Barham.

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Tennessee Leaders Call for Increased Awareness about Fentanyl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl: It’s here; it’s deadly and not just illegal users are at risk. Along with fentanyl there are other, more powerful drugs like carfentanil that are being used in counterfeiting legal drugs like Percocet and even counterfeiting of illegal heroin.

That’s the message leaders from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provided today during a press conference at TBI headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it's Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it’s Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

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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 Highway Patrol Places Major Stacy Williams on Discretionary Leave Pending Investigation

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott has announced that Major Stacy Williams has been placed on discretionary leave and relieved of his official duties due to an incident that took place on Sunday, February 12 in Grundy County.   

Williams, 47, will remain on discretionary leave with pay pending an investigation into allegations of conduct unbecoming for a department employee.

Major Williams has been a Tennessee state trooper since 1994. He was named Major over the THP Special Investigations Bureau in 2014.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct “No Refusal” enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

THP Reminds Drivers to Not Drink and Drive

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2016 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 30th, at 6:00pm and concluding Sunday, January 1st, at 11:59pm.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols and bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude the year.

The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces Holiday Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Target Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Offenders

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be out in force during the holiday season to ensure travelers reach their destinations safely.

State Troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday, beginning on Friday, December 23rd, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 25th.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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