THP Plans Checkpoints

Checkpoint Notification

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, Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising all motorists of two planned roadside checkpoints in Giles County.

 

Sept. 14

A roadside sobriety and safety belt checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway 11 at the 11 mile-marker. 

 

Sept. 21

A roadside sobriety checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway 31 at the 3 mile-marker. 

 

A roadside sobriety and safety belt checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway 31 at the 14 mile-marker. 

 

Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and take corrective actions for other violations observed. THP recognizes the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, and roadside checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools of enforcing the safety belt laws of Tennessee. 

 

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 thorough crash and crime data collection to maximize their overall effectiveness and efficiency.

 

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