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Nashville, Tennessee – July 4th DUI Checkpoint Schedule and Locations

By admin • Jul 1st, 2009 • Category: DUI Checkpoints, Features

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Nashville, Tennessee – DUI Checkpoints Scheduled Across Tennessee Over 4th of July Weekend

THP Gears Up For July 4th Weekend Crackdown on Drunk Drivers

Don’t Forget “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving”

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced today that state troopers will be out in full force during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, cracking down on drunk drivers with an aggressive Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest enforcement blitz.   To make sure motorist are obeying the law, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety and driver license checkpoints across the state in an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injury crashes in Tennessee.

“It’s obvious to recognize someone who’s had way too much to drink to drive safely.  But what about those who have had just a few too many?” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “There is never an acceptable amount of alcohol to have consumed to drive safely.  Don’t be a threat to yourself and others.  If you drink, don’t drive, period.”

The consequences of drinking and driving are serious and real.  Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving impaired can be significant.  Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses.

“Driving while impaired isn’t worth the tremendous risk.  No matter your age, if you’ve had too much holiday spirit, you’d better find a safe and sober ride home or your chances of arrest are high,” stressed THP Commander, Colonel Mike Walker.

During the 2008 July 4 holiday weekend, 11 people died on Tennessee roadways. That’s a fatality rate of one death every seven hours and six minutes.  Six of the seven people killed in automobile crashes last year were not wearing seatbelts.  Four motorcyclists also died during the July 4th holiday weekend last year. Three of the deaths, or 27 percent, occurred in alcohol-related crashes.

In 2007, national statistics indicate 34 percent of all drivers involved in traffic-related crashes during the July 4th holiday period had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states.

“Too many people still fail to understand that alcohol and driving don’t mix.  Impaired driving is no accident—nor is it a victimless crime.  It’s vitally important that we bring this tragic situation to an end.” said Colonel Walker.

Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest problems.  Nationwide, in 2007, 41,059 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes.  There were 12,988 people who were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher.

In Tennessee in 2008, 1,043 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes.   There were 78 people who were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher.

Alcohol plays a big role in motorcycle fatalities too.  Forty-one percent of the 2,182 motorcycle riders who were killed in single-vehicle crashes nationwide in 2007 had BAC levels of .08 or higher.  In fatal crashes for 2007, a higher percent of motorcycle riders had BAC levels of .08 or higher than any other type of vehicle driver. Ten of the 144 motorcycle riders who were killed in Tennessee in 2008 had BAC levels of .08 or higher.

“In more than 30 years with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, I’ve had to tell a lot of people that a loved one has died in a traffic crash,” said THP Colonel Mike Walker.”  “It’s never an easy job, but what makes it tougher is knowing that many deaths could have been prevented if the victims were wearing seat belts.”

Nationally in 2007, 71 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants in fatal crashes who were buckled up survived the crash.

During the 2009 Memorial Day holiday, the Department of Safety launched its Traffic Fatality Victims’ Memorial.  More than a thousand people die each year on Tennessee roadways, and this online memorial is designed to give family members of those killed on our highways an opportunity and place to memorialize and remember their loved ones.  For more information regarding the TN Department of Safety Traffic Fatality Victims’ Memorial, please visit our website at http://www.tn.gov/safety/pubsafety/fatalitymemorial.html

The 2009 July 4th Holiday period begins at 6:00pm, Thursday, July 2, and will end at 11:59pm, Sunday, July 5.  This is a 78-hour holiday period.

The Tennessee Department of Safety’s mission is (www.TN.Gov/safety) to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public.  The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.
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The Tennessee Highway patrol along with Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Maynardville Police Department will conduct simultaneous saturation patrols in Knox and Union Counties from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     KNOX COUNTY                               NORTHSHORE DR & CONORD RD.    EVENING

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             KNOX COUNTY                               NORTHSHORE DR & CONCORD RD.     EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             UNION COUNTY                              SR 131 NEAR PETERS RD.                  EVENING

 

Friday, July 3:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     LOUDON COUNTY                           HWY 72/ROBINSON SPRINGS RD.       EVENING

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             ANDERSON COUNTY                         DUTCH VALLEY RD/OLD LAKE CR.       EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             CAMPBELL COUNTY                         SR 116 & LITTLE COVE CREEK             EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             MONROE COUNTY                            SR 322 & GLENLOCK RD.                   AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             MORGAN COUNTY                           HWY 62 & HWY 116                           MORNING

DL CHECKPOINT                             SEVIER COUNTY                              NEW ERA ROAD                                 AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             SCOTT COUNTY                              U-S HWY & BEAR CREEK RD.               EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             UNION COUNTY                              LOYSTON RD & HANSARD RD.             EVENING

 

Sunday, July 5

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             BLOUNT COUNTY                            SR 33 & CO-OP RD.                          AFTERNOON

 

DIST. 2 CHATTANOOGA

 

Friday, July 3:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HAMILTON COUNTY             LIGHTFOOT MILL RD.                                    EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     BRADLEY COUNTY               US HWY 11 SOUTH OF APD 40                         EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     MCMINN COUNTY                            HWY 30 @ OLD ATHENS POST             EVENING

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             MEIGS COUNTY                              HWY 58 @ TEN MILE GROCERY               EVENING

DL CHECK POINT                            COFFEE COUNTY                OLD TULLAHOMA HWY @ 3 WAY MARKET           EVENING

                       

Saturday, July 4:

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     BLEDSOE COUNTY                         HWY 30 @ FARMERS CO-OP                EVENING

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             GRUNDY COUNTY                            HWY 108 @20TH AVENUE                     MORNING

DL CHECKPOINT                             RHEA COUNTY                                HWY 68 @ CEMETERY RD                    EVENING

 

                                                                       

DIST. 3 NASHVILLE

 

Friday, July 3:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             MONTGOMERY COUNTY                     SR 374 SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE RD         EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             SUMNER COUNTY                            HWY 31W & RED RIVER                          MORNING

DL CHECKPOINT                             WILSON COUNTY                COLES FERRY PIKE @ FRIENDSHIP SCHOOL          EVENING

                       

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     CHEATHAM COUNTY                        SAMS CREEK @ DRY CREEK                 EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     DICKSON COUNTY                            HWY 46 NEAR I-40                             EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HUMPHREYS COUNTY                       HWY 230 @ COUNTY LINE                  EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     ROBERTSON COUNTY                        HWY 41 RIDGETOP                           EVENING

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrol on I-65 in Williamson County.

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     SUMNER COUNTY                            GALLATIN POLICE ASSIST                   

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     WILSON COUNTY                            SR 171 (SOUTH MT. JULIET RD)           MORNING

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols on I-40 in Dickson County, I-24 in Montgomery & Robertson and Rutherford Counties.   

 

Sunday, July 5:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             RUTHERFORD COUNTY                      I-24                                            MORNING

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrol on I-40 in Dickson County, I-65 in Robertson County and I-24 in Montgomery County.

 

             

DIST. 4 MEMPHIS

 

Friday, July 3:

           

DL CHECKPOINT                             OBION COUNTY                              SR 21 @ MILLCREEK                        AFTERNOON                     

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HARDEMAN COUNTY                    SR 57 EAST OF FOSTER RD.             EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     OBION COUNTY                           SR 22 .4 M SOUTH OF MM 21           EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     TIPTON COUNTY                         SR 59 WEST OF MASON MALONE RD.EVENING

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             HAYWOOD COUNTY STATE ROUTE 76 NORTH OF SR 179                   AFTERNOON                                

 

DIST. 5 FALL BRANCH

 

Friday, July 3:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     COCKE COUNTY                              US 25/70 @ OPEN DOOR CHURCH        EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     GREENE COUNTY                            HWY 172 @ BURKMAN Feed                 EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HAMBLEN COUNTY                         US 25-E @ SR 343                                EVENING

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             CARTER COUNTY                              SR 67                                       AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             WASHINGTON COUNTY                     AUSTIN SPRING RD                     EVENING

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     CLAIBORNE COUNTY                        US 25-E & CUMBERLAND GAP      EVENING 

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             GREENE COUNTY                            SR 340                                          EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             HAWKISN COUNTY               US-11 WEST & POOR VALLEY RD                EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             JOHNSON COUNTY              SR 91 @ SHADY VALLEDY                           AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             UNICOI COUNTY                             UNICOI DRIVE                                EVENING

 

Sunday, July 5:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             CLAIBORNE COUNTY                        SR 33                                          EVENING

                       

           

DIST. 6 COOKEVILLE

                       

Friday, July 3:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             PUTNAM COUNTY               SR 290 @ CUMBY RD                                       EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             FENTRESS COUNTY              TINCHTOWN @ RAY’S MARKET                       EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             TROUSDALE COUNTY                       HWY 141 @ RIVER BRIDGE                  NOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             TROUSDALE COUNTY                       OLD LAFAYETTE @ DONOHO BRIDGE   MORNING

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     JACKSON COUNTY              SR 290 @ PUTNAM CO. LINE                        EVENING 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     JACKSON COUNTY               SR 56 @ MM 1                                           EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     PUTNAM COUNTY               SR 56 @ DEKALB COUNTY LINE                    EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     FENTRESS COUNTY              SR 62 @ MARY’S MARKET                          EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     VAN BUREN COUNTY                        HWY 111 SOUTH                           EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     SMITH COUNTY                              SR 80 @ MM 2                                EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     SMITH COUNTY                              SR 25 @ MM 2                                EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     JACKSON COUNTY               SR 290 @ PUTNAM CO. LINE                       EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     JACKSON COUNTY               SR 56 @ MM 1                                           EVENING

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols in Cannon and Warren Counties.

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     DEKALB COUNTY                            SR 96 @ OLD 96                             EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     DEKALB COUNTY                            SR 56 @ MEMORIAL GARD               EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     CUMBERLAND COUNTY                     SR 70 WEST                                 EVENING

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols in Putnam and Clay Counties.

 

DIST. 7 LAWRENCEBURG

 

Friday, July 3:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             MAURY COUNTY                             SR 99 E .5 M WEST OF MM 26          EVENING 

DL CHECKPOINT                             LAWRENCE COUNTY                        SR 240 @ MM 11.5                          MORNING

DL CHECKPOINT                             HICKMAN COUNTY              MISSIONARY RIDGE RD                                 EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             MARSHALL COUNTY                         SR 64 @ MM 6                                EVENING

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             MAURY COUNTY                             SR 166 @ BEECH HILL CHURCH          EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             LINCOLN COUNTY                           SR 273 .5 M EAST OF MM 14             EVENING 

DL CHECKPOINT                             MARSHALL COUNTY                         SR 64 @ MM 6                                 EVENING

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     GILES COUNTY                               HWY 31 S @ MM 3                          EVENING

 

Sunday, July 5:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             LEWIS COUNTY                              SR 412 @ MM 22                             AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             BEDFORD COUNTY                          SR 82 @ MM 6.5                             AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             WAYNE COUNTY                             SR 64 @ MM 17.5                            EVENING

                                 

DIST. 8 JACKSON

 

Thursday, July 2:

 

Friday, July 3:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             CARROLL COUNTY              U.S. Highway 70                                        AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             HENDERSON COUNTY                       S.R. 22                                        AFTERNOON

DL CHECKPOINT                             HARDIN COUNTY                            S.R. 22                                          EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             MADISON COUNTY               U.S. HIGHWAY 70                                     EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             WEAKLEY COUNTY              S.R. 54                                                     E VENING

 

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     MADISON COUNTY                          U.S. HIGHWAY 412                      EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HENDERSON COUNTY                       U.S.HIGHWAY 412                      EVENING

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT                     HARDIN COUNTY                            S.R. 57                                        EVENING

 

Saturday, July 4:

 

SOBRIETY  CHECKPOINT                    HENRY COUNTY                             STATE ROUTE 69                           EVENING

DL CHECKPOINT                             HENDERSON COUNTY                       STATE ROUTE 22                           AFTERNOON      

Sunday, July 5:

 

DL CHECKPOINT                             GIBSON COUNTY                             S.R. 77                                           EVENING

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