Clarksville, TN – In July of this year, Tennessee joined about 17 other states in implementing a cellphone law. In the Volunteer state, drivers could face a fine of up to $200.00 for using their cellphone while driving. Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving.
My “unofficial” observation? Nothing’s changed.
My brothers in law enforcement tell me that their superiors have told them to just give “warnings” until the general pubic understands the new law.
From 2015 to 2017, Tennessee topped the list for cellphone distracted driving deaths nationwide according to a new study by ValuePenguin of National Highway Traffic Administration data.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports there was one boating-related fatality and nine boating under the influence (BUI) arrests made over a four-day span which included the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday and the annual Operation Dry Water.
The fatality occurred July 4th on Normandy Lake in Coffee County. According to witnesses, a 61-year-old man from Huntsville, AL, jumped off the back of a ski boat and swam away, but did not return. Individuals attempted to rescue the man.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, May 31st, 2019, Clarksville Police reponded to a single vehicle fatality crash in the area of 1680 Ashland City Rd (41A Bypass).
Two men in a Chevy Malibu were traveling north on Ashland City Road and for an unknown reason crossed the center turn lane and southbound lane and went off the left side of the paved roadway.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that there was a single vehicle fatality crash in the area of 1680 Ashland City Road (41A Bypass) around 2:30pm today, Friday, May 31st, 2019.
Two men in a Chevy Malibu were traveling north on Ashland City Road and, for an unknown reason, the driver crossed the center turn lane and southbound lane and went off the left side of the paved roadway. The vehicle traveled down a steep wooded embankment and came to rest at the bottom on its side.
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Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 16th, 2019 around 3:30pm, Clarksville Police report a Mercury, driven by Donta Peterson, age 32, was traveling south on College Street and, for an unknown reason, crossed the northbound lanes of College Street crashing into the unoccupied building at 1320 College Street.
The driver was transported by ambulance to Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
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The fatality crash occurred on October 19th, 2018, at approximately 11:36am. Justin Clark, 31 was driving south on Riverside Drive in a Ford F-450 bucket lift truck. The travel lanes had been shifted for a construction zone. A patrol vehicle, with lights activated, and cones were positioned in the road to block traffic headed south and redirect traffic.
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Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 around 8:00pm, a 53 year old man driving a Ford F350 pickup was stopped for a redlight in the southbound lane of US 79N near Cracker Barrel Drive when, for an unknown reason, a 65 year old woman driving a Chevy Cavalier, traveling southbound, collided into the rear-end of the stationary Ford F350.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police worked a motorcycle versus car fatality crash this morning, May 20th, 2018 around 1:30am.
A Ford Focus driven by 21 year old man was on North Second Street attempting to make a left turn onto Riverside Drive and did not yield to an oncoming motorcycle ridden by a 25 year old man which was traveling south on Providence Boulevard.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, Clarksville Police responded to a vehicle accident on 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Pea Ridge.
A 2015 Nissan Pathfinder turned in front of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and the motorcycle collided with the Nissan and caught fire.
The motorcycle driver died at the scene.
Clarksville, Tn — The Clarksville Police Department report that a man was killed while mishandling a rifle.
Police responded to the 300 block of Ringgold Road, at 4:10am this morning, for a man who was not breathing. When officers arrived, CPR was in progress.
The man, whose identity has not been released, appeared to be in his 20’s and had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
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