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Sobriety checkpoint set this weekend

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

CheckpointThe Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints and seat belt safety checkpoints this weekend, May 10, on State Route 50 at mile marker 15.8 in Lincoln 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 THP notes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.