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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Decemer 28th, 2018

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, December 28th, 2018 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. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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

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AAA, Budweiser Encourage Holiday Travelers to Avoid Impaired Driving

 

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AAAKnoxville, TN – With more than 102 million people expected to travel by automobile this holiday season – the most on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2001 – AAA is reminding motorists to celebrate safely and take steps ahead of time to avoid getting behind the wheel impaired.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the deadliest times on the road when it comes to impaired driving.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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AAA Tow to Go Program Available All Memorial Day Weekend

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day weekend.

Almost 35 million of those travelers will be hitting the road. That is the highest number in 12 years and it presents a distinct danger when combined with holiday related impaired driving.

Plan ahead for a Safe Memorial Day Celebration.

Plan ahead for a Safe Memorial Day Celebration.

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Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe bill passes the House, Tennessee Reconnect Act on House Floor

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – On Monday April 10th, I was honored to recognize Mr. Gordon Wayne Miller on the occasion of his retirement. Mr. Miller is the current executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). Prior to coming to TOSS, he enjoyed a 27 year career at Lenoir City Schools.

HB 500 sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, has passed the Full Senate and Full House and is on its way to the Governor for his signature. This legislation was requested by members of the Board of Osteopathic Examination to increase members’ per diem reimbursement for their meetings.

These volunteers spend precious time away from their medical practice, seeing patients, to provide guidance and oversight of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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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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Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are partnering together for a safe Halloween. The THP will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.

There were four people killed on Halloween night per the Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) during the 2013-2015 time periods. Two of the four fatal crashes involved drunk drivers.

“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. It is important for us to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. This is a time of good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit Takes First Place in Tennessee Law Enforcement Challenge

 

CPD wins award for Agencies with Between 201-500 Sworn Officers Three Years in a Row (2016)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), and the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association (TSA) have joined forces to strengthen and support traffic enforcement nationwide by providing the Law Enforcement Challenge program, an innovative program designed to stimulate traffic law enforcement activities.

The program targets three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley, Lt Phil Ashby (Traffic Unit Supervisor), Sgt Johnny Ransdell (Traffic Unit Sgt), Sgt Bret Norfleet (Traffic Unit Sgt), and the CPD Traffic Unit Team.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley, Lt Phil Ashby (Traffic Unit Supervisor), Sgt Johnny Ransdell (Traffic Unit Sgt), Sgt Bret Norfleet (Traffic Unit Sgt), and the CPD Traffic Unit Team.

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

 

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)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint August 5th, 2016

 

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 5th, 2016 on Highway 79 West of Paula Drive 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)

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Clarksville Police to take part in Hands across the Border Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints & Saturation Patrol

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 20th, 2016 and May 21st, 2016 in Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky.

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 20th, 2016 and May 21st, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 20th, 2016 and May 21st, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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