The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting safety belt and sobriety roadside checkpoints during the week of June 23rd in Marshall County.
The Safety Belt Checkpoint will be set up on Friday, June 23rd on State Route 50 at the 2 mile marker at 7:00 p.m.
The Sobriety Roadside Checkpoint will be set up on Friday, June 23rd on State Route 272 0.4 miles north of the 13 mile marker at 10 pm.
Recognizing the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 people every year in the U.S. 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 recognizes that safety belt and sobriety roadside checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools of enforcing safety belt laws of Tennessee and that sobriety checkpoints are effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.