Hands Across the Border

Local law enforcement joined with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Alabama Highway Patrol, as well as other officials, Friday to kick off the annual “Hands Across the Border” event, which culminated later that evening in a sobriety checkpoint at the state line. Among the speakers Friday morning were Vic Donoho, director of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office; Commissioner Jeff Long, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security; Bill Whatley, Alabama Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division; Col. Dereck Stewart, THP; and Trooper Curtis Summerville, AHP.