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Clarksville Police arrest Fourteen for DUI over the Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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.

Fourteen DUI arrests were made over the weekend by Clarksville Police.

Fourteen DUI arrests were made over the weekend by Clarksville Police.

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Clarksville Police Department releases 2018 Traffic Crash Statistics

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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 reports that in 2018, there were 7220 crashes compared to 6684 in 2017, an increase of 536 crashes.

Clarksville Police Department reports that in 2018, there were 7220 crashes compared to 6684 in 2017, an increase of 536 crashes.

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Clarksville Police reports several Weather Related Crashes

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report that there were ten reported weather related crashes between 6:00am-8:00am this morning, December 5th, 2018.

Most of them occurred as a result of hitting icy patches on overpasses or bridges. There were no serious injuries sustained in any of the crashes.

There was a patrol car which was stationary, unoccupied for traffic control when another vehicle hit ice and crashed into it.

A vehicle slides on the icy road and crashes into an unoccupied patrol car. (Sgt Ferguson, CPD)

A vehicle slides on the icy road and crashes into an unoccupied patrol car. (Sgt Ferguson, CPD)

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AAA says Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel, Drowsy Driving

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle dashcam video from more than 700 crashes, confirming that the danger of drowsy driving soars above official estimates.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver drowsiness was involved in an estimated 1.4% of all police-reported crashes nationwide in years 2011–2015. (AAA)

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces Teen Driver Safety Week

 

National Campaign Taking Place October 19th-25th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Teams Up with Law Enforcement for More Cops, More Stops

 

Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways

Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety OfficeNashville, TN – Law enforcement across the state will be out in force from July 18th to July 21st and from July 25th to July 28th for the final phase of the More Cops. More Stops. campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, drunk, distracted, or not wearing a seat belt.

Too many lives have been lost on Tennessee’s roadways as a result of basic traffic safety law violations.

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Local Law Enforcement team up for for More Cops, More Stops. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Local Law Enforcement team up for for More Cops, More Stops. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Police to increase Traffic Enforcement on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is using crash statistics to target and reduce crashes.

2012 proved to be one of the deadliest years for fatalities and crashes in Clarksville in the last five years.  There were 3747 crashes and 16 fatalities on Clarksville highways in 2012. The crashes/fatalities for: 2011-3685/10, 2010-3228/10, 2009-3147/14, 2008-2745/7, and 2007-3381/11.

Top 10 Roadways for Crashes in Clarksville, TN.

Top 10 Roadways for Crashes in Clarksville, TN.

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Grand Jury indicts Man for Hitting Two Vehicles in August, 2012

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – A man has been indicted after crashing into two vehicles on August 31st, 2012.

Danny Bueno was indicted by the January 2013 Grand Jury after crashing into vehicles, August 31st, 2012 around 4:30pm on Dunbar Cave Road and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

According to witness accounts, Bueno was driving a Ford Explorer erratically west on Dunbar Cave Road, failed to maintain the lane of travel, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1993 Ford F-150. Bueno had his left arm on the outside of his vehicle and suffered a severe injury during the collision.
Danny Bueno
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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares Motorists for heavy presence this Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.

The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.  The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Clarksville Police to investigate eight vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Emergency responders had their hands full after eight cars were involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On October 19th, 2012, a little before 8:00pm, emergency responders were called to a rare sight in Clarksville—an eight car crash. There were multiple non-life threatening injuries and several of the vehicles had to towed from the scene.

There were several witnesses to the crash and their accounts were very similar. A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Peggy Smith, 56, of Clarksville, was all over the roadway while traveling southbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Eight vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard. (Photo by CPD-Officer Zach Upton)

Eight vehicle crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard. (Photo by CPD-Officer Zach Upton)

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