Clarksville, TN – On the weekend of August 23rd-26th, 2019, the Clarksville Police Department made fourteen DUIs arrests. Four out of fourteen DUIs involved motor vehicle crashes.
The other ten involved: failure to maintain lane of travel or swerving (one almost hit a patrol car); a driver overdosing and police were called to assist; 911 call of reckless driving; vehicle driving on the wrong side of road, man intoxicated leaving a bar was advised to get a ride and then chose to get into a vehicle to drive; and a person was driving a Walmart blue electric cart while intoxicated on the roadway.
Two of those arrested had previous DUI charges (2nd offense).
Two had suspended or revoked licenses. Five refused to provide breath or blood samples in violation of the Implied Consent Law. The blood alcohol content ranged between .043 – .170.
One driver was in possession of marijuana and another had a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
The ages ranged from 22 to 67 years old. The majority of the DUIs occurred between 9:30pm – 4:00am; one occurred at 8:45am.
Clarksville Police are committed to taking impaired or intoxicated drivers off the streets and wanted to make the public aware of our efforts.
Additionally, law enforcement will be out in force over the Labor Day weekend as part of the “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” initiative.