Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint August 19th, 2016

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols on May 25th, 2012. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols on May 25th, 2012. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, August 19th, 2016 on Highway 48 south of Hawkins Road in Montgomery County.

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, and 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 and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)
The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recognize that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

The checkpoints and saturation patrol are being funded, in part, by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.