The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is excited to offer youths who have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement the opportunity to attend THP's Youth and Junior Academy this summer!
The location of that checkpoint is on Main Street in downtown Eagleville. The checkpoint will be after nightfall on April 12th.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the fatal hit and run on Saturday, December 29, 2018, involving a female pedestrian on I-24 near the Almaville Road exit.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol needs help from the public in gathering information about a deceased woman found in a ditch on I-24 near Almaville Road.
As folks prepare to ring in the new year, the La Vergne Police Department is preparing to keep the streets of La Vergne safe.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
An upcoming sobriety checkpoint will be in Eagleville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol stated...
Over the next few days, drivers should expect to see an increased Tennessee Highway Patrol presence across the state.
A 26 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on his 4th DUI charge, according to a recent arrest report filed this past Friday (10-12-18).
Another checkpoint date is nearing in Rutherford County this Friday on Highway 99...
The October checkpoint will be NEXT Friday on Highway 96 in Rutherford County...
A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the 4th time with DUI, according to an arrest report.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.
It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.
On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and local law enforcement agencies across Tennessee in an effort to keep one of the state's busiest roads safe.
A 16 year old Murfreesboro boy was airlifted after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on Dale Ridge Road in Smithville.
A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.
Six people were not wearing seat belts when they were killed in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, a sheriff's corporal said.
More sobriety checkpoints are being planned for Rutherford County...
A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
A Murfreesboro man who told police he was an Uber driver was arrested and charged with his second DUI after allegedly leaving the scene of a car accident. However, Uber says that he never drove for them.
Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was enroute to a fatal crash, when his SUV was involved in a five-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard.
Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.
Around 7:15 Friday morning, 31-year old Steven Joshua Wiggins was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.
Memorial Day ended tragically in Walter Hill. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told NewsRadio WGNS that four adults were found fatally shot around 3:30 Monday afternoon in a home at 1132 Rivercrest Drive.
One checkpoint will be set up at Waldron Road near International Boulevard. The second will be on Murfreesboro Road in the eastbound lanes near the 5500 block.
A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.
Murfreesboro Police have arrested 40-year old Antonio Starnes in connection with last Thursday's (5/3/2018) early morning shooting on University Street.
Think twice before drinking and driving this Cinco de Mayo. La Vergne officers will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.
Shortly before 6:00 o'clock Saturday morning, semi-driver slammed into a Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County Sheriff patrol vehicles near mile marker 112.
The THP will provide transportation for the Junior Academy cadets in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Columbia, and Dickson.
A 39-year-old Antioch man has been arrested and charged with his 4th DUI while visiting Murfreesboro. The arrest occurred at 3 in the morning on Middle Tennessee Boulevard when authorities spotted Garland Bess' vehicle that had an expired tag.
A sobriety checkpoint will be dedicated to the memory of Clifton Braunwalder, a 13-year-old Boy Scout killed by an impaired driver four years ago.
Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.
A crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on I-24 westbound at Epps Mill Road claims a life.
Drivers will notice more officers than usual patrolling on Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 41/70 South throughout Rutherford County.
A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
Tennessee lawmakers are trying to prevent DUI offenders from getting their hands on alcohol. A bill to that effect has advanced in the Tennessee House.
A crash involving a tractor trailer and a black Corvette blocked the westbound lanes of I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway for nearly five-hours.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that TWO checkpoints will take place this month. The first one will be a Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro.
The biggest event is nearing, which is the mock crash with Vanderbilt Lifeflight this Thursday - 3/22/2018.
Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.
An appeals court has ruled that a state law that gives a $250 fee to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for each DUI conviction obtained using a blood or breath test is unconstitutional.
A New Years Eve sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Murfreesboro on South Rutherford Boulevard west of Broad Street (Hwy 41)...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol along with state and local law enforcement agencies are increasing enforcement of drunk driving and drugged driving laws.
During the event, guest speaker Tanya Read will tell the story of her 17-year-old son, Nicolas, who was killed on May 15, 2015, as a result of an impaired-driving crash.
UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...
A 51 year old Columbia, Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with DUI number 5 in Murfreesboro.
30 Year old Brandon Baskin was arrested and charged with his 4th DUI after being pulled over for not having his headlights turned on while driving at 10:00 at night.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday night...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this month...
DUI number six is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after being pulled over on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.
A Thursday night sobriety checkpoint has been planned for Oct. 19, 2017...
The victim's in a fiery crash on Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway) have been identified. Sgt. Charlie Caplinger with the Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsRadio WGNS 39-year old Carey Coleman of Bell Buckle and 56-year old Robin Ross of Murfreesboro passed away as a result of injuries.
A crash on Compton Road at Emery Road Saturday night (9/23/2017) saw to teens taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the Vanderbilt Trauma Center.
The driver drove to the nearby Circle K store. While speaking to the deputy, the man allegedly admitted to drinking one beer and allegedly using Cocaine.
The checkpoint will be on Warrior Drive near Riverdale High School and the New Salem Highway.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted this Friday night after dark fall in Murfreesboro.
A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.
A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.
People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.
If you drive on Tennessee's roads and highways while under the influence, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be looking for you during the Fourth of July holiday.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Murfreesboro to kick off the weekend just before the 4th of July.
The two men that sparked a nationwide manhunt after allegedly murdering two Georgia corrections officers were in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
Murfreesboro Police responding to a report of a vehicle crash into a pole leads to the DUI arrest of a 56-year old Coventry Lane man.
It was a call to 911 in Bedford County that eventually led to the capture of two Georgia inmates, on the run after the alleged murder of prison guard earlier in the week.
A 31-year old Nashville man is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license for the third time.
John William Bates, who was charged last year with his 5th DUI by a Tennessee State Trooper, will appear before Circuit Court Judge...
A Memorial Day weekend crash in Rutherford County claims the life of one and injures four others on Highway 231 South.
You may want to think twice before drinking and driving on Friday, May 5, 2017...
Drivers will be checked for wearing seat belts during a Seatbelt Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the 700 block of South Main Street in Eagleville.
A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday crash on Cainsville Pike in the Lascassas area. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says she was ejected from the vehicle.
Here's an update on the tragic death of a highway worker who was killed Thursday night here in Murfreesboro. 31-year old John M. Gray, III was killed when hit by a vehicle on I-24 eastbound, near the Joe B. Jackson Parkway exit.
There was a heartwarming homecoming Saturday in Unionville as the 6-year old victim of a tragic crash here in Murfreesboro returned home from specialized treatment.
A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the fourth time with DUI and for the third time with Driving on a Revoked License.
A 51-year old Juneberry Way man is facing his fourth DUI, among several others. Alfredo Villa was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Sunday afternoon just after 2 o'clock.
A backpack with at least five mortar shells and a training grenade were found dumped at Ashwood Cove Apartments.
Don't drink too much green beer this St. Patty's Day... A St. Patrick's Sobriety Checkpoint...
A 39-year old East Main Street man has been arrested for his fourth DUI. Shawn Goodbar was arrested on Saturday afternoon by Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe.
"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".
An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).
55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on I-24 East just past Epps Mill Road.
Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County Sheriffs Office worked a serious multi-vehicle crash on I-24 near Epps Mill Road that occurred around 8:00 o'clock Monday evening.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.
Another safety belt checkpoint is being planned for Murfreesboro this March...
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.
About 50 percent of drivers killed in Tennessee traffic fatalities failed to wear their seatbelts, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office reported.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred early Monday morning on I-24 at mile marker 90.
On Thursday evening Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in nearby Coffee County.
Have you ever wondered why local authorities announce to the public where DUI and Seat Belt checkpoints will be located and when? The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office confirmed by law, they have to.
43 Year old Lavondas C. Nelson was arrested and charged with his third DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license charge in Murfreesboro.
In November, La Vergne Officers arrested 244 people for Driving Under the Influence.
According to La Vergne Chief of Police Mike Walker, La Vergne Officers will utilize Sobriety Checkpoints, Alcohol Saturation Patrols (ASP), and aggressive traffic enforcement to locate drunk or drugged driving violators...
A Murfreesboro man caught driving the wrong way around the historic square several days ago was arrested and charged with his third DUI.
50-year old Manfred Grill died in a single-vehicle crash on I-840, near mile marker 60, and the West Jefferson Pike exit. The fatal accident occurred a little before 5:00 o'clock Wednesday night.
A 3-year old child is headed home to Ohio after being abducted Tuesday afternoon.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday night in the Rockvale area.
Agents developed information that Roberts pointed a THP-issued firearm at his wife during a dispute at their Lebanon home on Monday.
A woman seen driving her Saturn sedan in the area of Old Fort Parkway was questioned by Murfreesboro Police after a witness told dispatchers she was driving on two flat tires.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro this Friday.
This Friday and Saturday night (10/21/16 and 10/22/16), the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two seat belt checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning for an upcoming checkpoint...
Stealing a trailer and getting caught are two things that you don't want to happen. However, it appears to have happened in Murfreesboro early Sunday morning (10/9/16).
A Readyville woman was arrested and charged for the fourth time with DUI.
43 Year old Cherie Cash Rutledge of Murfreesboro is facing multiple charges after a DUI stop on the New Nashville Highway Thursday night (10/6/16).
Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.
After being arrested and transported to the local jail, the suspect allegedly stated to police, "What can I Say, I'm addicted to driving drunk."
The Federal Government requires a near zero tolerance for underage drinkers who get behind the wheel, but the state changed the law in July of 2016.
UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the accident report for the fatal wreck that occurred on Monday, Labor Day in Murfreesboro (9/5/16).
There was a fatal accident near MTSU that occurred around 9:15 Labor Day morning (9/5/2016). The two-vehicle crash happened in the 2600 block East Main Street, that going away from town and several blocks past Rutherford Boulevard.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro THIS Friday (8/26/16)...
A 29 year old man from Alabama was arrested in Murfreesboro and charged for the 4th time with Driving on a Revoked License.
A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.
Jeffery Barrett was charged with Reckless Endangerment because his juvenile daughter was in the SUV when he was said to be driving when the accident occurred on Northfield Boulevard. The wreck occurred around 4:00, Monday (8/8/16) afternoon.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2016 Fall Citizens' Trooper Academy.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place on Friday after nightfall in Rutherford County...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy.
Two more checkpoints are nearing this week. The checkpoints will be on Friday, July 22, 2016.
After a car drove through the yard of a home on North Maple Street, a witness followed the driver while alerting police on a cellphone. The caller told dispatch that the female driver damaged the lawn of the property.
Representatives from the surrounding local law enforcement agencies will host a press event Friday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. to announce a summer enforcement initiative. Plus, two more checkpoints announced for July.
The new troopers completed 22 weeks of physical and classroom training at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center.
A vehicular homicide charge has been filed against a man who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident, leaving the victim underneath his vehicle, early Saturday on Narrows Road in Bedford County.
Without missing a beat, Officer Alexander pulled the green Mercury over and confirmed that the driver was driving the car with a revoked license due to a prior DUI arrest.
Planning for a July 4th party? Make sure you buckle on the way to and from your event. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will hold a seat belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to hold a checkpoint this Friday (July 1,2016) in search of drunk drivers...
Two Murfreesboro woman are in jail on alcohol related charges after police were called to the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on South Rutherford Boulevard in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol initially named Demario Watkins as the man who caused a fatal crash on South Church Street after a multi-county chase. But that information was later corrected to Garieon Simmons.
A multi-county police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in Rutherford County with fatal results.
South Church Street has been the scene of several serious crashes after police pursuits in recent months.
A single vehicle crash on West Jefferson Pike (State Route 266) between Smyrna and Walter Hill claims the life of a Hermitage woman.
An accident that unfolded in Murfreesboro at about 3:00 on Friday afternoon generated two calls to dispatch. Evidently, the second caller told police that the suspect fled the scene after wrecking on Florence Road at Broad Street.
39 Year old Robert Liles has been arrested for the fourth time on a DUI charge. Reports indicate this is his third DUI charge in Rutherford County alone.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place this Friday evening in Murfreesboro...
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that a single-vehicle crash on I-24 near the Sam Ridley Parkway (mile marker 66) resulted in four deaths around 5:40 Saturday morning.
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment and DUI number 2 after a motor vehicle accident was reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday evening.
A woman who struck a tree and a mailbox in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision in Murfreesboro was charged with DUI number three.
The question has come up time and time again as to why the checkpoints are advertised prior to them taking place. Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says...
As part of the seat belt campaign, sheriff's deputies will conduct a seat belt checkpoint from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at Daniel McKee School on Halls Hill Pike.
A 25-year old Weybridge Drive man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop led to his arrest. Murfreesboro Police Officer Christopher Finley reports Robert Mintlow blew by another traffic stop he was assisting with on Highland Avenue Friday just after 11pm.
The police report stated, "She admitted to consuming an entire bottle of vodka prior to driving."
Major Egon Grissom with the Sheriff's Patrol Division told WGNS that they have to allow motorist to make a U-turn to avoid a checkpoint if the driver wants to...
Adhesive vinyl has for years been used to place advertisements and logos on motor vehicles. More recently, advances in technology have allowed whole-car wraps to begin replace painting for entire cars.
A 48-year old Flat Rock Road man is charged for the sixth time with DUI. Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe reports stopping the vehicle driven by Daniel Hazel at South Rutherford and Chandler Place Friday afternoon just after 3:30.
The report that WGNS obtained also read, "Mr. Ingram admitted to snorting approximately .5 grams of heroine at approximately 11:00 AM. The accident happened an hour and 40 minutes later this past Sunday.
A Cinco De Mayo safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro this week.
The arrest was made April 24, 2016 and Kano was later released on Tuesday (4/26/16) after posting a $10,500 bond.
Police then observed the subject "stumble into a white vehicle and drive," according to a police report.
43 Year old Michael John Edwards was arrested after police were dispatched to Ricks Barbecue on Warrior Drive in reference to an assault.
A Sobriety Checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Friday (4/15/16)...
A crash after a brief police chase ends with the suspect being hospitalized. Lt. Bill Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol says a trooper attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle on I-24. The pursuit ended with the suspect crashing.
One driver was charged with DUI during a sobriety checkpoint Friday held in memory of a Boy Scout killed by a drugged motorist, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.
The Highway Patrol has two upcoming checkpoints this Friday (April 8th) in Rutherford County.
Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...
A local doctor in Rutherford County has been arrested on a DUI charge. The charge comes after a domestic violence report was filed with Murfreesboro Police.
A Murfreesboro woman who was said to be involved in a total of two automobile crashes was arrested Thursday morning around 10:45 when it was found that she may have been using prescription drugs prior to driving.
Whether you host a St. Patrick's Day Party or attend one, AAA wants everyone to get home safe and sound. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating.
A 44-year old Unbridled Drive man faces various drug charges and DUI after being found by Murfreesboro Police asleep behind the wheel.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced an upcoming seat belt checkpoint scheduled to take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...
Most recently, a 33 year old man was charged with DUI number three in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning (2/24/16).
A 30-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with DUI number 6 on Monday morning.
A Murfreesboro man who received a DUI less than five months ago was re-arrested on his second DUI charge Sunday morning.
A local resident by the name of James Mitchell Smith asked the Tennessee Supreme Court for post-conviction relief in his DUI case that occurred in Murfreesboro. Evidently, this was DUI number 9 for Smith.
An accident on I-24 at mile marker 89 or the Buchanan Road exit has the eastbound lanes shut down.
A group of 48 men and women took the first step on their path to become members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...
Christopher Lett was first taken to jail at 4:30 in the morning on Thursday for a DUI charge.
A 28 year old Murfreesboro man who has been convicted twice of DUI was pulled over for not having any taillights.
The subject was easily located as police simply followed his foot prints in the snow.
A Smyrna resident who got his 4th DUI charge on Wednesday (1/20/16) while driving in Murfreesboro will be in court this March.
Brady Cunningham, who is currently free on bond after being arrested this past October, will face his 4th DUI charge in a Rutherford County Courtroom this coming January.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday (1/22/16) in Murfreesboro.
2015 saw fewer traffic fatalities in Rutherford County when compared to 2014.
A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro on Friday evening (1/8/16) on Highway 99.
Parker was wanted on a third charge of DUI, Driving on a Revoked License, theft over $1,000, Possession of a schedule 2, 3 and 4 drug charges and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro late Thursday night on New Year's Eve.
Tennessee authorities announced Monday the fines for seat belt violations will more than double beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Regardless of how you feel about police checkpoint's, you may ring in the New Year with one on your route home or before festivities begin, depending on when you head out.
Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday...
Courts ordered the man to have an ignition interlocking device on his car that would have required him to pass an alcohol test prior to putting his car in gear, however he did not have the device on his BMW.
SRO Jason Urban received the award given to an officer who "excels in exhibiting compassion to drunk driving victims, partnering with youth on underage drinking prevention or taking a proactive approach by implementing programs or enforcement campaigns to reduce DUI injuries and fatalities in their jurisdiction," MADD reported.
On Tuesday, the Coffee County Grand Jury returned indictments for the 30-year-old Murfreesboro man, charging him with three counts of Official Misconduct and one count of Theft over $1,000.
Witnesses told police that Gomez Domingo Lopez was driving the wrong way in the wrong lane of traffic after leaving the new Walmart on Joe. B. Jackson Parkway at South Church Street.
A Nashville woman was arrested in Murfreesboro on her second DUI charge after police received a call that she was asleep in her car while in the drive through line at Captain D's.
A Christiana woman has been arrested on her fourth DUI charge and second charge of driving on a revoked license.
The police report shows that Brandon Wayne Dies from Waynesboro, Tennessee actually stopped for the ambulance.
A husband and wife along with another Murfreesboro man face various charges after driving off after being pulled over on Robert Rose Boulevard at North Thompson Lane.
A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning another driver's license checkpoint. The next event will be in Smyrna....
The man underwent a field sobriety test, which he was unable to do as instructed.
Smith was involved in an automobile accident in 2011 in Murfreesboro on Florence Road at Broad Street and later indicted for his 9th DUI offense.
A 35-year old Rockvale man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after he allegedly was "huffing and driving."
A 28-year old Flowers Court man was charged with his third DUI.
One lane of Blackman Road has been re-opened after a dump truck roll over around 1:30 Monday afternoon closed both lanes.
Bruce Stanley has had 8 DUI's and has faced the courts numerous times. But, his life has changed for the good and now he helps others who are battling addiction.
Another sobriety checkpoint has been planned for the Murfreesboro / Christiana area. The checkpoint will be on 231 South...
The report that WGNS obtained went on to state, "Additionally, the driver who was identified as Joshua Wolfe, admitted to shooting up heroin shortly before our arrival."
Police ran a quick background check and realized he had three prior DUI convictions in Jefferson County, Knox County and Cannon County.
A 28-year old Murfreesboro woman is being held behind bars under a $9,000 bond after allegedly driving through town while intoxicated with her 4-year old child in the car with her.
Another safety belt checkpoint is nearing in Murfreesboro this Friday evening.
A 55-year old Grange Place man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on his fourth DUI after being charged with speeding away from a crash involving a man on a bicycle.
Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday
In the past, Jones was convicted of DUI in Rutherford County in year 2000, 2002 and 2007.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings.
Another sobriety checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on Broad Street at State Route 840 this Friday...
The local resident is facing his 5th DUI charge. The subject was also charged with "Driving with a suspended license."
An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.
DUI Number Four is what a Readyville woman was charged with after being checked by an officer while parked on the Rutherford County Square.
A local man is facing his third DUI charge after being stopped by police at close to 3 AM on Saturday in Murfreesboro on Broad Street.
"I'm going to shoot you in the face the next time I see you," is the threat allegedly made to a Murfreesboro Police Officer by a Murfreesboro man prior to being taken to jail.
Around 7:00 on Sunday night, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI however, she was not driving.
Evidently, Mr. Jimmy Patterson called the authorities after he took the keys from the suspect. Patterson took the keys after the woman allegedly hit the rear of his vehicle...
In a warrant, Williams is said to have admitted to a Coffee County deputy to injecting oxycodone. The warrant also says the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs, as his speech was sluggish...
THP Colonel Tracy Trott calls it predictive analytics. It uses color-coded data to predict the future and prevent highway deaths.
A Colorado man was arrested Monday July 13 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on I-24 for drug and other...
Several fire trucks and other emergency vehicles are on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville), between State Route 840 and the Almaville Road exit. Early reports indicate a truck fire, and there may be some injuries. The incident occurred around the noon hour on Wednesday.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning on a sobriety checkpoint after dark falls on the night of July 4th...
Police confirmed that Gray's license was currently revoked for three prior DUI convictions. As a result, he was not only charged with DUI number 4...
Due to a lack of manpower, the seat belt checkpoint and child safety seat checks will be canceled Saturday, June 27 in Rockvale by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A member of a famous country music family has been arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro. Charlie Louvin Jr. was arrested for DUI by Murfreesboro Police last Thursday.
For the fourth time, a Smyrna man has been charged with "Driving on a Suspended License." 32-Year old Ryan Lee White was pulled over after a Murfreesboro Police Officer driving down Northfield Boulevard...
On Friday, just as night falls, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro.
A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.
There are currently over 198,000 licensed drivers in Rutherford County and some of those drivers drink and drive when they should be seeking a ride from a friend or a Taxi.
A man who was clocked driving 67 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone was arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro.
DUI number three is the charge that was filed against a 56-year old LaVergne woman on Tuesday morning. The arrest took place at 9:30 in the morning in Murfreesboro.
The previous DUI's were in Davidson County in 2006, Rutherford County in 2011 and the third was in Kentucky in 2012.
DUI number three was charged against a Lascassas man by Murfreesboro Police.
A man urinating in the middle of the road was reason enough to raise some concern which is what lead to the traffic stop at 6:00 in the evening on Monday in Murfreesboro.
Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that requires all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling.
In 2014, there were 6,634 known alcohol-related traffic crashes in Tennessee; Nationally, one in three traffic fatalities are a result of an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
Regardless of the origin, it is a date where historically, increased alcohol sales take place in the U.S. The Distilled Spirits Council reported in 2013 that on-premise Tequila sales more than doubled on Cinco de Mayo.
The search is on for a suspect who led the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a high speed chase overnight through Coffee County into Rutherford County.
A Shelbyville man arrested on multiple occasions in Murfreesboro on DUI charges will face DUI number six in court later this month.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to conduct a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (April 17, 2015) on Warrior Drive.
A Cannon County Woman was arrested for a 3rd offense of Driving while under the influence after Deputies found her passed out near a guard rail
A Mt. Juliet woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on her fifth DUI offense. On Saturday, Murfreesboro Police report 50-year old Greta Newland of Cooks Lane in Mt. Juliet, was arrested after a welfare check at the Mapco on Northwest Broad.
The 33-year old woman who allegedly ran her car into the side of an attorney's office in Murfreesboro in 2012 will be back in court on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Sobriety checkpoint number two is on the calendar for Friday night in the Milton / Lascassas area.
Murfreesboro Police responded to the area of Oak Hill Drive after receiving word that a 29-year old had allegedly stated that he wanted to drive to Washington, DC to "Shoot members of congress."
A man who is currently out on bond for a charge of DUI number five will face the Circuit Court of Rutherford County this month.
A two car accident on Highway 99 in Rockvale takes the life of a child and injures four others. It happened Friday just after 11am.
Lisa Marchesoni, Public information officer for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, confirmed that their office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 10th.
A motorcycle wreck reported on Saturday morning shortly after midnight had a positive outcome, considering the fact that it was indeed a motorcycle wreck. We are using the word positive loosely, as the operator of the bike was charged with DUI number two.
A "Safety Belt Checkpoint" has been scheduled for Tuesday the 17th in Rutherford County...
A DUI charge was filed against a Murfreesboro woman after an accident occurred on John Rice Boulevard Monday morning at 9. Police say they made contact with 48-year old Penny...
It was something that you don't usually find in a field... an unused stick of dynamite was found in a lot at the corner of Franklin Road (Highway 96) and Veterans Parkway...
The subject later failed a field sobriety test. When officers searched his truck, police located a cup in the cup holder that was said to contain a mixed drink consisting of whiskey and beer.
A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...
A Cannon County man who left the scene of a property damage accident was arrested and now faces multiple charges.
Officials say in some cases, the increase is due to new techniques that include analytic software to predict when and where drunken drivers might crash and focusing more efforts around establishments that serve alcohol.
Another drivers license checkpoint has been planned for Rutherford County...
A 41-year old woman is being charged with her 3rd DUI in Murfreesboro and "Reckless Endangerment" after police say they spotted the woman in her SUV with her 14-year old daughter riding as passenger.
Rutherford County was one of eight across the state targeted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for no refusal D-U-I enforcement during the recent New Year's holiday. The T-H-P reports 68 arrests for D-U-I and 306 seat belt violations in all eight counties during the New Year's holiday period, which was 102 hours this year.
Make sure you are armed with a driver's license, registration and insurance New Year's Eve. It would also be a good idea to avoid alcohol...
44-Year old Kevin Scott Hammond was pulled over on Broad Street Sunday morning in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro Police.
"Mr. Martin stated he was driving with his kids, a 4-year old and a 6-year old, heading to Kids Castle."
Murfreesboro Police along with United States Postal investigators, Metro Nashville Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have arrested three suspects in an alleged homeless check cashing scheme.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers...
More police checkpoints will be conducted in Rutherford County over the next couple of weeks.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office and law enforcement officers from Middle Tennessee will kick off the "Booze It and Lose It" campaign to prevent drinking and driving...
UPDATE: After the driver returned to the vehicle, he and other passengers had questions for the supervisor. Sgt. Cox answered the questions and respectfully engaged in the conversation.
A charge of "DUI Number 5" was filed against a Shelbyville man who was caught driving allegedly while intoxicated in Murfreesboro.
Black Friday will bring more than just good deals for shoppers, it may also bring arrests during a sobriety checkpoint...
Here in Rutherford County, the extended Thanksgiving weekend has already suffered a fatality on the interstate. It occurred at 11:50 late Wednesday night (11/26/2014) on the Sam Ridley Parkway exit ramp and I-24 eastbound (toward Chattanooga). A La Vergne man was killed, and a Murfreesboro man was injured in the 5-vehicle crash.
The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, November 29, 2014 through alcohol saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
Three people were transported from the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident on South Church Street near the Shoney's restaurant around 3:30 Sunday morning.
A 32-year old woman in Murfreesboro has received DUI number four.
One will be in Smyrna on Friday and the second will be on the same day in Rockvale.
UPDATE: Due to the high number of fatal accidents on 231 South over the 2014 year, law enforcement departments serving Rutherford County have received additional funding for more sobriety checkpoints.
31-Year old Vasquez had a revoked license due to a past DUI.
A 35-year old Arnette Street man was arrested after a Murfreesboro Police officer heard a crash and saw cars leaving the scene. Dean Smythia allegedly hit a vehicle on the square around 1:30 Thursday morning.
An assistant coach on the MTSU softball staff has been arrested. Murfreesboro Police report Kelley Leahan Montalvo, age 27, of Bradyville Pike, was arrested just before midnight Friday.
Due to the high number of fatal accidents on 231 South over the 2014 year, law enforcement departments serving Rutherford County have received additional funding from the Governor's Highway Safety Office...
A Shelbyville resident has been charged with DUI number 6. You may recall the name Steven Medley from past news stories on WGNS.
The Rutherford County area received over $700,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
A man who appeared to be passed out in a car parked at the Jackson Heights Plaza in Murfreesboro ended up going to jail on Sunday morning.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place tonight in Murfreesboro on Broad Street...
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound I-24 at mile marker 86, which is near Joe B. Jackson Parkway. The crash occurred around 7 Friday night.
Officer Brown obtained a warrant for her blood and once she was in cuffs and at the local jail, that sample was drawn by needle and then sent to the state for testing.
A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints Saturday. Officers will be working overtime on mobile Alcohol Saturation Patrols
The THP calls their current campaign a 'no refusal" weekend. The "no refusal" campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Broad Street near State Route 840 this Friday night. There will also be a seat belt checkpoint...
Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.
A Sloan Street woman is jailed after being after allegedly driving drunk at Clark Boulevard and North Highland. Twenty-three year old Heather Vandyne was stopped by Murfreesboro Police after reportedly crossing out of her lane three times.
A Coolidge Court woman is charged with her third DUI. Thirty-seven year old Christie Prater was stopped by Murfreesboro Police Sunday after reportedly driving the wrong way around the downtown square, which is one way.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a drivers license checkpoint set up in the Murfreesboro / Rockvale area on Friday.
Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies and troopers will check drivers who may be drinking and driving.
After a hit and run crash was reported in Murfreesboro on NW Broad Street at Memorial Boulevard in recent days, police tracked down their reported culprit.
We have more news on police checkpoints in Rutherford County. Since bringing our listeners the story about the drivers license checkpoint...
A drivers license checkpoint has been planned for Friday, August 15th in Murfreesboro.
Officer O'Rourke also filed in a report that Fox almost struck another motorist while driving down Bradyville Pike.
A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.
A Murfreesboro man will face two drug possession charges, 2 felony drug possession charges, a driving on a revoked license charge, his 4th DUI charge...
An upcoming Tennessee Highway Patrol safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro.
A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police.
The driver of the other car told police that a Ford F-150 slid through the intersection on University Street and ran into his vehicle, according to a recent police report.
When Officer Payne showed up, a Good Samaritan was on the scene changing the flat tire for the suspect.
Police observed a vehicle with Ohio tags driving down the wrong lane of traffic on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro on Thursday morning.
DUI number four is what one 28-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with after he was pulled over on Memorial Boulevard.
“No Refusal” permits law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
The Independence Day travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 6th. In Tennessee, more than 742,000 people are projected to travel by car during the holiday weekend.
A head-on crash on Lascassas Pike, Highway 96, at the Shady Lane intersection leaves one person dead.
DUI Number SIX is one of several charges a resident will face in court this week.
Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County.
Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District has announced preliminary statistics from the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Coffee County, Wednesday, June 11 through Monday, June 16.
A drivers license checkpoint will take place in rural Eagleville this Friday…
The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are working alongside Manchester authorities to keep traffic flowing as 80,000 fans descend on Manchester for the 13th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place Friday on South Rutherford Boulevard…
A man by the name of Anthony Ray Sabala will face his 5th DUI charge in court on July 23, 2014.
MURFREESBORO - The Murfreesboro Police Department is joining over 150 Tennessee police departments and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in an effort to make Murfreesboro roads safer through a campaign designed to increase seat belt usage.
(NASHVILLE) - Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announce plans to help reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes during Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer months.
The 27-year old man who was driving down Medical Center Parkway when he hit and killed 38-year old Geoffriau Christian Powell in 2012 has plead guilty in that case.
Had too much to drink this Memorial Day weekend? AAA will give you and your car a free ride home.
A 26-year old Murfreesboro woman was charged for the 4th time with DUI on Thursday morning.
A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.
Another drivers license checkpoint is this Friday. We are told that a seat belt checkpoint will take place next Saturday as well.
A man visiting Murfreesboro from Los Angeles, California was arrested after running a red light. Of course, you are usually not arrested for such a traffic violation.
Records show that he actually had three prior DUI convictions in Rutherford and Davidson Counties.
How many DUI’s can a person receive before they are kept behind bars for an extended period of time? One man is facing DUI Offense Number 8 in Rutherford County.
A Murfreesboro woman pulled over for a lane change violation ended up going to jail when police realized she had 7 prior driving on a suspended license charges.
Another sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro…
Sheriff's Office conducting one checkpoint and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting a second this week...
The "Drive To Zero Traffic Fatalities" is underway in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a “Drivers License Checkpoint” for next Friday, April 11th....
The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, April 5 through alcohol saturation patrols, as well as conducting sobriety checkpoints.
A high speed chase that began in Rutherford County ended in Coffee County on Friday.
A Madison Avenue man has been arrested and charged with his fourth DUI, among other charges. A traffic stop of 24-year old Evan Thompson at West Northfield Boulevard and MTCS for a light law violation led to the arrest.
Rutherford County Schools was notified Friday evening that a bus driver serving Stewartsboro Elementary School has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after completing the elementary school route. The driver's name is Jeffery Layne, 53, of Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro, and he was driving bus 110.
After the accident, the woman told police that Layne continually asked to give her cash and advised her that he was a bus driver.
Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.
A drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.
It's St. Patrick's Day and people are out celebrating their Irish' roots, but police warn this is one of the highest DUI holidays.
A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge.
Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…
27-year old Robert A. Sullivan was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash on I-24 in Murfreesboro around 8:45 Monday night.
Defendant James M. Smith was arrested after an accident in 2011. Smith rear-ended another car near Florence Road. He was later indicted on a charge of DUI number 9 in Rutherford County.
MPD Officer R. Haley wrote in a report, “The vehicle in question was missing its tire and wheel on the passenger side rear, and the front passenger side wheel had no tire on it.”
A Christiana man has been arrested on a charge of DUI Number 4. Ronald Patterson was pulled over by a police...
For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”
Tennessee State Troopers apprehended two armed robbery suspects evening at the Petro Truck Stop in Cheatham County.
The 31-year old woman was charged with DUI #1, Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th time and simple possession of a sc
Sheriff’s Deputy Matt King charged suspect Danny Collier, 26, of Johnson Street in Smyrna with DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and felony theft of the vehicle.
Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…
Drivers will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint from 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in Walter Hill, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
THP expects the new law to help law enforcement crack down on drunk driving like similar laws have in other states.
A McMinville man who was charged with DUI number 4 in 2011 while visiting Rutherford County has been re-arrested in Rutherford County during a return visit this past weekend.
Disciplinary action is not expected against a Rutherford County deputy whose traffic stop of a driver at a DUI Checkpoint gained national attention on YouTube. Sheriff Robert Arnold says the investigation showed Deputy A.J. Ross did not violate the civil rights of a driver.
Some encouraging news from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Traffic fatalities on state roadways are down nearly 14-percent for the first six months of the year.
Channel 4 News has uncovered new information about Sheriff's Deputy A.J. Ross, who has been the subject of public scrutiny after a video went viral on YouTube of a July 4th traffic stop. It was learned that Ross actually worked before at the sheriff's department, hired in 2002.
WGNS was asked in an email if this was the first video this person has made? The answer to that is “No.” In another video, allegedly shot by the same person in Murfreesboro, the person behind the camera does what he called “Reverse Panhandling.”
10:30 in the evening is when the sobriety checkpoint will start in Murfreesboro on Wednesday night, July 3rd…
Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, July 4-7. In other words, a free ride home for those who may drink a little too much on the 4th.
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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