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Hands Across the border Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols to be held May 20th and 21st

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – 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 will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 20th, 2016 and May 21st, 2016 in Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 41-A near the state line. Saturation Patrols will be on U.S. 41-A, Tennessee State Routes 374 & 236, Kentucky State Routes 400, 115 & 911.

Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols set for May 20th and 21st

Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols set for May 20th and 21st

Troopers, Deputies, and Officers will also be out in force doing D.U.I. Saturation Patrol. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.

Troopers, Deputies, & Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol impairment. Troopers, Deputies, and Officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department, Oak Grove Police Department and The Clarksville Police Department recognize that Sobriety Checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

The checkpoint is being named the Tyler J. Head Memorial Checkpoint. Tyler was killed in Clarksville on February 3rd, 2012 when his vehicle was hit head-on by an impaired driver on Madison Street.

The Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol is being partially funded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.


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