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“Saturation” policing targets drunk drivers

The Clarksville Police Department will be performing saturation patrols (partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office) throughout the City of Clarksville on October 24 and 25, 2008 between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.. The primary purpose of the saturation patrols is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through aggressive traffic enforcement.

The CPD, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, will also be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint and saturation patrols on Ft Campbell Blvd (partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office) October 31, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.. After completion of the checkpoint, Clarksville Police Department will have additional personnel performing saturation patrols throughout the city until 4 a.m.. 

On November 1, Clarksville Police Department will have additional personnel on the roads performing saturation patrols from 10 p.m. to 4 4 a.m.. The primary purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint and saturation patrol is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers through aggressive traffic enforcement.

From the period October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008, Clarksville Police Department made 804 DUI arrests.

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