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THP plans aggressive patrols over Memorial Day weekend

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol State Troopers’ “Drive to Zero” fatalities campaign over Memorial Day weekend will have increased patrols, checkpoints and other tools to help keep motorists safe.

The enforcement period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26.

Ten people were killed in Memorial Day traffic crashes in 2013, down from the 14 deaths that occurred during the 2012 Memorial Day period.

The THP says that seven of the fatalities were alcohol-related and three were unrestrained.

TDOT will halt all construction projects and use the messaging boards across the state to post traffic safety messages throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

The “No Refusal” enforcement will be conducted in one county in each of the eight THP Districts across the state during the Memorial Day period. “No Refusal” allow law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Participating “No Refusal” counties include:
  • Sevier (Knoxville District)
  • McMinn (Chattanooga District)
  • Rutherford (Nashville District)
  • Shelby (Memphis District)
  • Washington (Fall Branch District)
  • Cumberland (Cookeville District)
  • Giles (Lawrenceburg District)
  • Weakley County (Jackson District)

Checkpoints include:

DIST. 2
CHATTANOOGA

Friday, May 23



Checkpoint
County
Road/Highway
Time of Day
SEAT BELT
BRADLEY
3RD @ EUCLID
NIGHT
DL CHECKPOINT
COFFEE
HWY 41 HILLSBORO
DAY
SOBRIETY
HAMILTON
ROSSVILLE BLVD
NIGHT
DL CHECKPOINT
MARION
KETNER MILL RD/KETNER LM
DAY
DL CHECKPOINT
MEIGS
HWY 68/SR 304 SOUTH
DAY
SATURATION
MCMINN
ALL ROADS
ALL SHIFTS
Saturday, May 24



Checkpoint
County
Road/Highway
Time of Day
SOBRIETY
COFFEE
HWY. 41/OLD HIGHLAND MOTEL
NIGHT
SATURATION
MCMINN
ALL ROADS
ALL SHIFTS










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