Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoints Set For July 6

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints on July 6, 2018 at 6 PM on Martha Washington Rd. in Fentress County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will also be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints on July 6, 2018 on Highway 127 @ White Oak Rd. at 9 PM in Fentress 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 will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers 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 recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.