In compliance with a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling for all law enforcement to notify the public of when and where a roadblock will be held, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising all motorists of upcoming sobriety checkpoints.
The courts require proof roadblocks are conducted in the best interest of overall public safety and THP’s checkpoint times and locations are strategically selected through crash and crime data collection to maximize their overall effectiveness and efficiency.
Sobriety checkpoints will be held Friday, July 19, at 10 p.m. on State Route 50 at the 15.8 mile marker and Friday, July 26, at 10 p.m. on State Route 275 at the 11.6 mile marker near Flintville First Baptist Church.
Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and an effective tool in the battle against impaired driving.