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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase patrols during Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

“Memorial Day signals the start of summer travel,” said Colonel Matt Perry. “We are coming out of a pandemic that created severe and unique challenges for us all. With this, we see traffic fatalities on the rise. Now that more vehicles are getting back on the road, we need you now more than ever to drive safe.”

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department to Transportation to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 28th through 6:00am on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

Tennessee Department of Transportation to halt Lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation to halt Lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (TDOT)

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City of Clarksville will reopen Driver Services Window on April 1st

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s revenue collection office will resume state driver license services on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

Citizens will once again be able to drop by the revenue service windows on the first floor at Clarksville City Hall, One Public Square, from 8:00am to 4:30pm on weekdays to renew or replace their state driver’s license or state identification card.

Residents can renew Licenses, State ID at Clarksville City Hall

Residents can renew Licenses, State ID at Clarksville City Hall

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Law Enforcement Reform Partnership Recommendations

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee pledges to fund 90 additional Cadet Scholarships

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, September 10th, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced recommendations from the State’s Law Enforcement Reform Partnership to strengthen policing policies, improve information sharing around disciplinary actions and increase officer training.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds Drivers to Make Safe Choices during Labor Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is reminding all Tennesseans to make safe choices when traveling on Tennessee roadways this Labor Day weekend. The Tennessee Highway Patrol, along with various other agencies, will be patrolling the roads to ensure a safe holiday weekend. THP Labor Day enforcement will began Friday, September 4th, at 6:00pm and end Tuesday, September 8th, at 5:59am.

“With the beautiful weather expected this weekend, we could see more drivers on the road,” said Colonel Dereck R. Stewart. “I have challenged THP Captains to utilize a variety of specialized enforcement strategies, including distracted driving, commercial vehicle safety, move over and seat belt enforcement.  Additionally, our priority is to remove impaired drivers from the roads.”

Arrive at Your Destination Safely this Labor Day Weekend.

Arrive at Your Destination Safely this Labor Day Weekend.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces Law Enforcement Reform Partnership

 

Joint effort to address use of force, duty to intervene policies across agencies

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and the Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission to enhance policies, improve information sharing and increase officer training.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Mobilizes National Guard Across the State

 

Governor Calls for Further Investigation into Nashville Unrest

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Following incidents of violence in downtown Nashville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that the Tennessee National Guard will remain mobilized across the state and that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in coordination with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement authorities, will launch an investigation into unlawful incidents that occurred overnight.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Identity Theft, Drug Trafficking Suspects

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Monday, May 18th, 2020, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Andrew Connors stopped a silver GMC Yukon XL on Interstate 24 at the 82-mile marker in Rutherford County, Tennessee for a traffic violation.

During the investigation, Trooper Connors became suspicious that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in criminal activity. IP Troopers Daniels and Campbell arrived to assist.

Trooper Connors obtained consent to search the vehicle. Troopers located 42 re-encoded credit cards, nine Bluetooth skimmer ribbons, one laptop, one USB skimmer ribbon attachment for a computer, multiple gas pump keys, gas pump security seals, five grams of cocaine, and other paraphernalia consistent with credit card fraud and identity theft.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol To Have High Visibility During Memorial Day Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00noon on Friday, May 22nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020.

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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