“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:
- Dec. 23-29 at Old Jonesborough east of railroad crossing.
- 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:
- 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.”