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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces Holiday Enforcement

 

Tennessee State Troopers Target Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Offenders

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be out in force during the holiday season to ensure travelers reach their destinations safely.

State Troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday, beginning on Friday, December 23rd, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 25th.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Clarksville Police Department to step up DUI Enforcement during the Holiday Season

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to enhance drunk-driving enforcement from December 15th to January 1st, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign is part of a national mobilization to prevent drunk driving.

Officers of the Clarksville Police Department will be out in force in an effort to save lives over the holiday season.

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Clarksville Police Department Saturation Patrol Statistics from May 16th-17th, 2014

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving checkpoint/saturation patrols on May 16th and 17th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

During this time, there were 166 vehicles stopped and 148 individuals charged.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols and DUI Blitz Operation Statistics during 2014 Super Bowl Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints and impaired driving saturation patrols January 31st, February 1st, and February 2nd, 2014, partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

Also, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission was involved in the DUI Blitz Operation in Montgomery County.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints, saturation patrols and a DUI Operation Superbowl weekend.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted checkpoints, saturation patrols and a DUI Operation Superbowl weekend. (CPD)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to step up Seat Belt and DUI Enforcement Efforts during Memorial Day Weekend

 

Seat Belt and Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for 78-Hour Holiday Period

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will step up seat belt and DUI enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The THP also encourages all motorists to drive safely during the 78-hour period. State troopers will conduct several seat belt and sobriety checkpoints and will be out in force patrolling statewide to help ensure safe roadways this holiday.

The 2013 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6:00pm Friday, May 24th and ends at 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. Sixteen people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend. That was a decrease from 19 fatalities in 2011. Last year, alcohol was involved in six of the fatalities.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct DUI checkpoints in Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware the Governor Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a team effort in Clarksville-Montgomery County conducting  DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, on March 15th and 16th.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be doing sobriety checkpoints in the area March 15th and 16th, 2013. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be doing sobriety checkpoints in the area March 15th and 16th, 2013. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out doing DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols May 25th-26th

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints on May 25th, 2012 and May 26th, 2012 in Montgomery County.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 41-A and U.S. 79, as well as, State Routes 12, 13, 48, and 76.

Troopers, deputies, and officers will also be out in force conducting  D.U.I. saturation patrols on May 25th-26th, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Prepares for Fourth of July Enforcement

 

Don’t Forget “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is set to kick off another high visibility campaign to crack down on drunk drivers this Fourth of July holiday weekend. The aggressive DUI enforcement blitz will include saturation patrols as well as sobriety and driver license checkpoints across the state. The 2011 Fourth of July 78-hour holiday period begins at 6:00pm, Friday, July 1st, and will end at 11:59pm, Monday, July 4th.

“We are committed to reducing the number of fatal wrecks and serious injury crashes across the state,” said Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. “This task is particularly important during the holidays. The Fourth of July is considered one of the deadliest holidays of the year in terms of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. Our job is to see that citizens are safe on Tennessee roadways this weekend.”

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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CPD has a new weapon in its war on DUI’s: a portable booking station on wheels

 

Clarksville Police win twice: a “Speed Awareness Campaign” Trophy from the state and new grant funded DUI facility on wheels

Clarksville roads are a bit safer today due to a group of highly dedicated men and women who got together last night for a joint Clarksville Police Department DUI Enforcement and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department DUI roadblock. Approximately 450 vehicles passed through the checkpoint during its operation between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., with between 10 and 15 citations being issued for a variety of offenses including not wearing seat belts, falsified registration, driving without headlights, curfew violations, and at least two suspected DUI’s.

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The new DUI trailer is equipped with breathalizers, wireless computer technology and holding cells. Here officers administer a field sobriety test.

This outing was the first for the Clarksville Police’s new DUI trailer. Late Friday afternoon, local police and representatives from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office gathered on Vista Lane to unveil the new $27,000 trailer, designed and built by Trailerlogic of Anderson, South Carolina. Mike Richardson, President of Trailerlogic, was on hand for the event and its first deployment Friday night. «Read the rest of this article»

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