Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes.
“This is not the typical Memorial Day that signals the start of summer travel,” Colonel Dereck Stewart said. “We continue to see fatalities on the rise with fewer vehicles on the road. I have instructed Troopers to proactively enforce seat belt laws, reckless and impaired driving this weekend and throughout the summer months. These behaviors are the common contributors to injury and death on the roadways of Tennessee.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, around 2:00pm, Clarksville Police Officers were called to a three vehicle crash with possible injuries at Needmore Road and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they found the driver of one of the vehicles, Christopher Langford, age 38, unconscious with a syringe in plain view inside of the vehicle.
As an officer opened the door, the driver regained consciousness.
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.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, July 26th, 2019 around 8:12pm, Clarksville Police report a red Dodge Dakota driven by Charles Suttle was traveling south in the right hand lane of Fort Campbell Boulevard and struck a pedestrian, a 28 year old male.
There is no clear indication of where the pedestrian was located at the time of impact. The driver didn’t see the pedestrian until impact.
Washington, D.C. – AAA says that over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.
New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period.
Clarksville, TN – Warrant Wednesday is being conducted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to help reduce the over 6000 active warrants on file.
Every Wednesday individuals will be spotlighted on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. They will be chosen based on felonies committed, number of warrants on file, or if they are considered dangerous.
This week’s Warrant Wednesday focuses on locating five individuals with outstanding warrants.
Tennessee Department of Safety
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has announced the preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded 1,047 traffic fatalities in 2018.
That’s a 2.2 percent increase in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways compared to 2017, when there were 1,024 traffic fatalities.
Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – In an effort to educate the public and promote safer driving habits, the Clarksville Police Department has compiled some statistics related to motor vehicle crashes for 2018 in the city limits of Clarksville.
The 2018 estimates for population within the city limits of Clarksville is approximately 153,000 and with inclusion of the county, pushes the population directly influencing traffic within city limits to about 200,000.
Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wanted to put our some information about the eight DUIs from over the weekend, January 25th-27th, 2019.
Five out of eight DUI arrests over the weekend involved motor vehicle crashes. The other three involved a headlight out, a call of an unconscious person, and the last one was due to a call about a man with a gun (was unfounded, but the driver was intoxicated).
Clarksville, TN – On August 10th, 2018 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DUI Checkpoint/saturation patrol.
Law Enforcement Officers were looking for impaired drivers and took enforcement action on any other observed violation.
210 charges (81 of those were warnings) were issued.
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