THP sets December driver's license, sobriety checkpoints

Becky Campbell • Dec 17, 2018 at 6:58 PM

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers have a number of driver’s license and sobriety checkpoints scheduled between the upcoming weekend and New Year’s Day with the goal of getting unsafe drivers off the road, troopers said.

“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’s license laws of Tennessee,” the department said in a press release. 

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

The THP will hold driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations:

Washington County

  • Dec. 23-29 at Old Jonesborough east of railroad crossing.

Unicoi County

  • Dec. 23-29 on Unicoi Drive at Dry Creek Road.
  • The week of Dec. 31 on Unicoi Drive at the Buffalo Valley Golf Course Entrance.

The THP will hold sobriety checkpoints at the following locations:

Sullivan County

  • The week of Dec. 23 on State Route 44.
  • The week of Dec. 30 on State Route 126.

“Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the U.S. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment,” the press release stated.

“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.”





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