Clarksville, TN – Law enforcement had a highly visible presence over the St Patrick’s Day weekend. On Friday and Saturday nights there was a combination of Sobriety Checkpoints and saturation patrols on the roadways around Montgomery County.
Officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Dover Police Department, and Austin Peay State University were part of the team effort to ensure to reduce injuries and save lives on the roads of Clarksville-Montgomery County.There were over 800 cars which traveled through the two sobriety checkpoints set up on Kraft Street/Frosty Morn and Highway 48/13.
Additionally, State and City Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) enforcement personnel were on hand to check four establishments for compliance with ABC laws (citations not included in numbers below).
|Offensive||# of Charges|
|DUI (includes saturation patrols and routine patrols)||24|
|Child Restraint Law||7|
|Misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia violations||6|
|Light Law Violations||36|
|Driving on Revoked or Suspended License||14|
|Misc. Driver License Violations||10|
|No Proof of Financial Responsibility||45|
|Other Misc. Traffic Violations||92|
|Following Too Closely||2|
|Failure to Yield||1|
|Other- Curfew x 4, Public Intoxication x 2, Disorderly Conduct||7|
The concentrated effort provided positive results—no vehicle fatalities in Clarksville/Montgomery County over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.
Additionally, there were no reports of vehicle related fatalities in Stewart or Houston County.