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LaVergne Sobriety Checkpoint on Murfreesboro Road
LaVergne Sobriety Checkpoint on Murfreesboro Road

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.

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Murfreesboro Sobriety Checkpoint
Murfreesboro Sobriety Checkpoint

Another sobriety checkpoint will be held at the end of this month... this one in Murfreesboro.

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Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road
Roll-Over Crash On J. D. Todd Road

There was a serious roll-over crash on J. D. Todd Road around 3:45PM Thursday afternoon. That's near Wilson County, and between Lebanon Pike (highway 231) and I-840.

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August 30th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
August 30th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will be held at the end of this month...

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Michael Holden Thomas Apprehended Sunday
Michael Holden Thomas Apprehended Sunday

Michael Holden Thomas, a suspect in a domestic assault in Cannon County, was apprehended Sunday morning in DeKalb County with help from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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UPDATE: Fatal Wednesday Car Crash On Weakley Ln
UPDATE: Fatal Wednesday Car Crash On Weakley Ln

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the names of the two men killed in a fatal crash Wednesday morning in rural Rutherford County. The driver was Joel Throneberry of Hermitage and Donnie Robertson of Mt. Juliet was the passenger.

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2 Killed In Wednesday Morning Single-Car Crash
2 Killed In Wednesday Morning Single-Car Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol worked a single-vehicle crash around 6:00 o'clock Wednesday (5/29/2019) morning in a curvy section of Weakley Lane, a few hundred feet from the Almaville Volunteer Fire Station #3.

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Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Upcoming DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County

Reports indicate officers will be working moving Alcohol Saturation Patrols (ASP) from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and then conducting the Sobriety Checkpoints on Murfreesboro Road.

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Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety
Operation Incognito in Tennessee by Dept. of Safety

The Operation Incognito campaign was developed last year to evolve Tennessee's statewide distracted driving enforcement...

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Eagleville Sobriety Checkpoint
Eagleville Sobriety Checkpoint

The location of that checkpoint is on Main Street in downtown Eagleville. The checkpoint will be after nightfall on April 12th.

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THP Announces Youth and Junior Academy
THP Announces Youth and Junior Academy

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!

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Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro
Highway Patrol Checkpoint THIS SUNDAY in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning several upcoming checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area...

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THP Needs Public's Help With Fatal I-24 Hit and Run
THP Needs Public's Help With Fatal I-24 Hit and Run

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.

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THP: Deceased Woman On I-24 May Be Hit & Run
THP: Deceased Woman On I-24 May Be Hit & Run

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.

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DUI Checkpoint in LaVergne, TN this weekend
DUI Checkpoint in LaVergne, TN this weekend

As folks prepare to ring in the new year, the La Vergne Police Department is preparing to keep the streets of La Vergne safe.

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THP Receives $100K Safety Grant
THP Receives $100K Safety Grant

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Eagleville
Sobriety Checkpoint in Eagleville

An upcoming sobriety checkpoint will be in Eagleville. The Tennessee Highway Patrol stated...

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State Troopers Hit Highways for Thanksgiving Travel
State Troopers Hit Highways for Thanksgiving Travel

Over the next few days, drivers should expect to see an increased Tennessee Highway Patrol presence across the state.

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Man with Gun and Child in SUV Charged with 4th DUI
Man with Gun and Child in SUV Charged with 4th DUI

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).

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Highway 99 Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area This Friday
Highway 99 Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area This Friday

Another checkpoint date is nearing in Rutherford County this Friday on Highway 99...

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OCTOBER 12: Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County
OCTOBER 12: Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County

The October checkpoint will be NEXT Friday on Highway 96 in Rutherford County...

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Murfreesboro Woman Charged with 4th DUI
Murfreesboro Woman Charged with 4th DUI

A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the 4th time with DUI, according to an arrest report.

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2 Out of 3 People in Tennessee will be impacted by Drunk Driving
2 Out of 3 People in Tennessee will be impacted by Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 7,919 crashes last year (2017) in Tennessee involved alcohol impaired drivers or drivers who used drugs.

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More Labor Day DUI Checkpoints Announced in Rutherford County
More Labor Day DUI Checkpoints Announced in Rutherford County

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints THIS Saturday, September 1st.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND--DRIVE SAFELY!

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.

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State Troopers to Watch for Drunken Drivers Labor Day Weekend
State Troopers to Watch for Drunken Drivers Labor Day Weekend

On Labor Day Weekend, which starts at the end of this month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to be out in full force.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Participates in Statewide
Tennessee Highway Patrol Participates in Statewide "Safe on Seventy" Traffic Enforcement Campaign

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.

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Murfreesboro Teen Airlifted After Smithville Motorcycle Crash
Murfreesboro Teen Airlifted After Smithville Motorcycle Crash

A 16 year old Murfreesboro boy was airlifted after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on Dale Ridge Road in Smithville.

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Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna
Rania Malak Saleb Gaber Drowned Sunday Night In Smyrna

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.

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Seat Belt Checkpoint in Walter Hill This Week
Seat Belt Checkpoint in Walter Hill This Week

Six people were not wearing seat belts when they were killed in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, a sheriff's corporal said.

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Pedestrian Killed On I-24 In Smyrna
Pedestrian Killed On I-24 In Smyrna

A pedestrian has been killed on I-24 in Smyrna.

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More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up
More Sobriety Checkpoints Coming Up

More sobriety checkpoints are being planned for Rutherford County...

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Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker
Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-24E at 66 mile marker

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.

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Man Charged with Second DUI and Leaving the Scene in Murfreesboro
Man Charged with Second DUI and Leaving the Scene in Murfreesboro

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.

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THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
THP Involved In 5-Car Crash...Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

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.

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55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period
55,276 DUI Arrests in Tennessee over 11 year period

Research between the years of 2003 and 2014 shows that 2,631 drivers have been charged with DUI in Rutherford County alone.

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THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road
THP Spotted Suspect In Grassy Ditch Beside Road

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.

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Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting
Four Dead In Walter Hill Memorial Day Shooting

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.

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Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints Memorial Day Weekend in Rutherford County
Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints Memorial Day Weekend in Rutherford County

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.

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Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana
Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana

A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.

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Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting
Antonio Starnes Charged With University St. Shooting

Murfreesboro Police have arrested 40-year old Antonio Starnes in connection with last Thursday's (5/3/2018) early morning shooting on University Street.

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Cinco de Mayo Field Sobriety Checkpoints in La Vergne
Cinco de Mayo Field Sobriety Checkpoints in La Vergne

Think twice before drinking and driving this Cinco de Mayo. La Vergne officers will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.

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Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy
Semi Slams THP and Coffee County Deputy

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.

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THP to Provide Transportation to their Youth and Junior Trooper Academy in Nashville Area
THP to Provide Transportation to their Youth and Junior Trooper Academy in Nashville Area

The THP will provide transportation for the Junior Academy cadets in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Columbia, and Dickson.

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Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

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.

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Clifton Braunwalder Memorial Sobriety Checkpoint
Clifton Braunwalder Memorial Sobriety Checkpoint

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.

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UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash
UPDATE on Wednesday's fatal motorcycle crash

Here's an update on the fatal I-24 motorcycle vs truck crash that occured at 4:01 this past Wednesday afternoon.

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I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life
I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life

A crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on I-24 westbound at Epps Mill Road claims a life.

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Authorities Targeting Those Texting and Driving
Authorities Targeting Those Texting and Driving

Drivers will notice more officers than usual patrolling on Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 41/70 South throughout Rutherford County.

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Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN
Three Dead, Head-On Crash in Milton, TN

A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.

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Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

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.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway

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.

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Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night
Two State Trooper Checkpoints in Murfreesboro - First is THIS Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that TWO checkpoints will take place this month. The first one will be a Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro.

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Mock Accident at Siegel High School this Thursday
Mock Accident at Siegel High School this Thursday

The biggest event is nearing, which is the mock crash with Vanderbilt Lifeflight this Thursday - 3/22/2018.

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Never Try To
Never Try To "Flee On Foot"

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN
Sobriety Checkpoints in LaVergne, TN

Don't drive drunk over the Valentines weekend!

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$250 Fee to the TBI for DUI Convictions Ruled Unconstitutional.
$250 Fee to the TBI for DUI Convictions Ruled Unconstitutional.

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.

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REMINDER: Sobriety Checkpoint this Sunday night in the 'Boro
REMINDER: Sobriety Checkpoint this Sunday night in the 'Boro

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)...

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Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers
Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers

The Tennessee Highway Patrol along with state and local law enforcement agencies are increasing enforcement of drunk driving and drugged driving laws.

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Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving
Event by the TN Department of Safety to highlight dangers of drunk driving

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.

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UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation
UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation

UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...

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Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5
Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5

A 51 year old Columbia, Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with DUI number 5 in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Friday Night

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday night...

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Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School
Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro near Riverdale High School

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this month...

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DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro

DUI number six is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after being pulled over on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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October 19th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area
October 19th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro Area

A Thursday night sobriety checkpoint has been planned for Oct. 19, 2017...

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UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive
UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive

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.

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2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash
2 Teens Flown From Saturday Night Compton Rd. Crash

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.

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Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions
Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro (8/18/17)
Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro (8/18/17)

The checkpoint will be on Warrior Drive near Riverdale High School and the New Salem Highway.

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Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro
Seat belt Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro

A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro at the Highway 99 / Warrior Drive intersection on Friday (8/11/17)...

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Sobriety checkpoint on Friday August 4th
Sobriety checkpoint on Friday August 4th

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted this Friday night after dark fall in Murfreesboro.

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DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro

A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.

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Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest
Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.

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MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community
MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community

People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.

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THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th
THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th

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.

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Upcoming Sobriety checkpoint near Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro
Upcoming Sobriety checkpoint near Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Murfreesboro to kick off the weekend just before the 4th of July.

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UPDATE: Georgia Murder Suspects - Extradition Waived
UPDATE: Georgia Murder Suspects - Extradition Waived

The two men that sparked a nationwide manhunt after allegedly murdering two Georgia corrections officers were in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest
Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest

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.

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Shelbyville Couple Held by Georgia Convicts; 911 Audio
Shelbyville Couple Held by Georgia Convicts; 911 Audio

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.

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Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI
Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI

A 31-year old Nashville man is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license for the third time.

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Local resident to face 5th DUI Charge
Local resident to face 5th DUI Charge

John William Bates, who was charged last year with his 5th DUI by a Tennessee State Trooper, will appear before Circuit Court Judge...

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Fatal Accident on Highway 231
Fatal Accident on Highway 231

A Memorial Day weekend crash in Rutherford County claims the life of one and injures four others on Highway 231 South.

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Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

You may want to think twice before drinking and driving on Friday, May 5, 2017...

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Seatbelt Checkpoint onThursday in Eagleville
Seatbelt Checkpoint onThursday in Eagleville

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.

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Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash
Woman Seriously Injured In 1-Car Crash

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.

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UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed
UPDATE: Thursday Night Construction Worker Killed

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.

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Welcome Home Camden
Welcome Home Camden

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.

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #4 after accident
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #4 after accident

A Murfreesboro woman has been charged for the fourth time with DUI and for the third time with Driving on a Revoked License.

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Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI
Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI

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.

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Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment
Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment

A backpack with at least five mortar shells and a training grenade were found dumped at Ashwood Cove Apartments.

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St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

Don't drink too much green beer this St. Patty's Day... A St. Patrick's Sobriety Checkpoint...

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East Main Man Charged with DUI #4
East Main Man Charged with DUI #4

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.

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UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide
UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide

"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".

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Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday
Serious I-24 Crash 12:57PM Wednesday

An afternoon crash on I-24 westbound (toward Nashville) shut-down the interstate for most of Wednesday afternoon (3/1/2017).

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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Pedestrian Killed On I-24 East In Rutherford County
Pedestrian Killed On I-24 East In Rutherford County

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.

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UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24
UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24

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.

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Seious Monday Night I-24 Crash

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.

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THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns
THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns

Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.

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Safety belt checkpoint this March in Murfreesboro
Safety belt checkpoint this March in Murfreesboro

Another safety belt checkpoint is being planned for Murfreesboro this March...

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Murfreesboro on Friday night.

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Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County
Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.

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50 percent of drivers killed in Tennessee traffic fatalities did not wear safety belt
50 percent of drivers killed in Tennessee traffic fatalities did not wear safety belt

About 50 percent of drivers killed in Tennessee traffic fatalities failed to wear their seatbelts, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office reported.

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1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road
1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred early Monday morning on I-24 at mile marker 90.

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Manchester Man Arrested after 10th  revoked/suspended charge
Manchester Man Arrested after 10th revoked/suspended charge

On Thursday evening Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in nearby Coffee County.

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Upcoming checkpoints in Murfreesboro this Friday and Saturday
Upcoming checkpoints in Murfreesboro this Friday and Saturday

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.

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3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge

43 Year old Lavondas C. Nelson was arrested and charged with his third DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license charge in Murfreesboro.

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41.1% Increase in DUI Arrests in La Vergne, TN
41.1% Increase in DUI Arrests in La Vergne, TN

In November, La Vergne Officers arrested 244 people for Driving Under the Influence.

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UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoints in Murfreesboro and La Vergne
UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoints in Murfreesboro and La Vergne

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...

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DUI Number Three while Allegedly Driving the Wrong Way Around the Square
DUI Number Three while Allegedly Driving the Wrong Way Around the Square

A Murfreesboro man caught driving the wrong way around the historic square several days ago was arrested and charged with his third DUI.

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Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash
Manfred Grill Died Wednesday Night On I-840 Crash

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.

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Child Abductor Caught in Monteagle, 3 year-old returned to Ohio
Child Abductor Caught in Monteagle, 3 year-old returned to Ohio

A 3-year old child is headed home to Ohio after being abducted Tuesday afternoon.

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Friday night sobriety checkpoint planned
Friday night sobriety checkpoint planned

A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday night in the Rockvale area.

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Area State Trooper accused of pointing THP issued gun at wife
Area State Trooper accused of pointing THP issued gun at wife

Agents developed information that Roberts pointed a THP-issued firearm at his wife during a dispute at their Lebanon home on Monday.

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires

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.

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Safety belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro area this Friday
Safety belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro area this Friday

A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro this Friday.

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Two Seat Belt Check Points this Friday and Saturday Night
Two Seat Belt Check Points this Friday and Saturday Night

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.

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TONIGHT: 231 North Sobriety Checkpoint Next Friday in Walter Hill
TONIGHT: 231 North Sobriety Checkpoint Next Friday in Walter Hill

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning for an upcoming checkpoint...

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Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro
Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro

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).

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Local woman charged with DUI #4
Local woman charged with DUI #4

A Readyville woman was arrested and charged for the fourth time with DUI.

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Local woman arrested on DUI charge with children
Local woman arrested on DUI charge with children

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).

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Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern
Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern

Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.

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Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI
Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI

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."

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Tennessee to Keep $60 million in Federal Funding after Changing the Alcohol Limit for Underage Drinkers / Drivers
Tennessee to Keep $60 million in Federal Funding after Changing the Alcohol Limit for Underage Drinkers / Drivers

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.

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UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash
UPDATE: Lorrie Barrett Straughn Killed In Labor Day 2-Car Crash

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).

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Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash
Mother Killed Labor Day Morning In E. Main St. Crash

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro THIS Friday (8/26/16)...

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Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges
Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges

A 29 year old man from Alabama was arrested in Murfreesboro and charged for the 4th time with Driving on a Revoked License.

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UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne
UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne

A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.

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Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday
Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday

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.

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State Trooper Citizens Police Academy
State Trooper Citizens Police Academy

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2016 Fall Citizens' Trooper Academy.

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Safety Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro THIS Friday
Safety Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro THIS Friday

A safety belt checkpoint will take place on Friday after nightfall in Rutherford County...

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Become a Tennessee State Trooper
Become a Tennessee State Trooper

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy.

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Two Police Checkpoints This Week in Murfreesboro Area
Two Police Checkpoints This Week in Murfreesboro Area

Two more checkpoints are nearing this week. The checkpoints will be on Friday, July 22, 2016.

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Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman
Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman

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.

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Two More Highway Patrol Check Points Announced and a Friday Press Conference in Murfreesboro
Two More Highway Patrol Check Points Announced and a Friday Press Conference in Murfreesboro

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.

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31 New State Troopers in Tennessee
31 New State Troopers in Tennessee

The new troopers completed 22 weeks of physical and classroom training at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center.

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Vehicular homicide charge filed in Bedford County
Vehicular homicide charge filed in Bedford County

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.

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Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail
Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail

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.

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Safety Belt Checkpoint on July 4th in Murfreesboro
Safety Belt Checkpoint on July 4th in Murfreesboro

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...

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THP Setting up Checkpoint This Friday
THP Setting up Checkpoint This Friday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to hold a checkpoint this Friday (July 1,2016) in search of drunk drivers...

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Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest
Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest

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.

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Wrong Suspect Initially Identified in Fatal S. Church Crash
Wrong Suspect Initially Identified in Fatal S. Church Crash

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.

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UPDATE: Pursuit & Fatal Crash on S. Church Street
UPDATE: Pursuit & Fatal Crash on S. Church Street

A multi-county police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in Rutherford County with fatal results.

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South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes
South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes

South Church Street has been the scene of several serious crashes after police pursuits in recent months.

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Fatal Crash on W. Jefferson Pike
Fatal Crash on W. Jefferson Pike

A single vehicle crash on West Jefferson Pike (State Route 266) between Smyrna and Walter Hill claims the life of a Hermitage woman.

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Accident in Murfreesboro Ends with Motorist Following Suspect
Accident in Murfreesboro Ends with Motorist Following Suspect

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.

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Murfreesboro man faces 4th DUI Charge
Murfreesboro man faces 4th DUI Charge

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.

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Seat Belt Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro
Seat Belt Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro

A safety belt checkpoint will take place this Friday evening in Murfreesboro...

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Fatal I-24 Crash Saturday Morning in Smyrna
Fatal I-24 Crash Saturday Morning in Smyrna

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.

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Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car
Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car

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.

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DUI III After Accident in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision
DUI III After Accident in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision

A woman who struck a tree and a mailbox in the area of Breckenridge Subdivision in Murfreesboro was charged with DUI number three.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday in Murfreesboro

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...

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Seat Belt Checkpoint THURSDAY
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Seat Belt Checkpoint THURSDAY

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.

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Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges
Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges

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.

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DUI Number 2 and Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th Time
DUI Number 2 and Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th Time

The police report stated, "She admitted to consuming an entire bottle of vodka prior to driving."

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Did you know you can avoid Police Checkpoints in Tennessee?
Did you know you can avoid Police Checkpoints in Tennessee?

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...

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The TN Highway Patrol will use vinyl to wrap patrols cars in the future
The TN Highway Patrol will use vinyl to wrap patrols cars in the future

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.

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Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI
Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI

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.

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Murfreesboro man arrested after accident while children in car
Murfreesboro man arrested after accident while children in car

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.

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Seat Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Thursday
Seat Belt Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Thursday

A Cinco De Mayo safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro this week.

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI number 4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI number 4

The arrest was made April 24, 2016 and Kano was later released on Tuesday (4/26/16) after posting a $10,500 bond.

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Man Charged with DUI Number 7 in Murfreesboro
Man Charged with DUI Number 7 in Murfreesboro

Police then observed the subject "stumble into a white vehicle and drive," according to a police report.

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Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident
Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident

43 Year old Michael John Edwards was arrested after police were dispatched to Ricks Barbecue on Warrior Drive in reference to an assault.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Friday 4/15/16
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Friday 4/15/16

A Sobriety Checkpoint will be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Friday (4/15/16)...

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Brief Chase on I-24 Ends in Warrior Drive Crash
Brief Chase on I-24 Ends in Warrior Drive Crash

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.

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One DUI Charge After Rutherford County Sheriff's Office DUI Checkpoint
One DUI Charge After Rutherford County Sheriff's Office DUI Checkpoint

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.

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Three Drivers License, Sobriety and Seat Belt Checkpoints in Rutherford County THIS  Friday
Three Drivers License, Sobriety and Seat Belt Checkpoints in Rutherford County THIS Friday

The Highway Patrol has two upcoming checkpoints this Friday (April 8th) in Rutherford County.

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Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning
Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning

Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...

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Staff at Siegel Elementary Reportedly Alarmed by Doctors Text Messages to Teacher
Staff at Siegel Elementary Reportedly Alarmed by Doctors Text Messages to Teacher

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.

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Alleged Prescription Drug Use Leads to 2 Crashes and DUI Charge
Alleged Prescription Drug Use Leads to 2 Crashes and DUI Charge

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.

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AAA Offers a Free Tow to Go Program in Tennessee on St. Patrick's Day
AAA Offers a Free Tow to Go Program in Tennessee on St. Patrick's Day

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.

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Unbridled Drive Man Asleep in Truck Faces Various Drug Charges
Unbridled Drive Man Asleep in Truck Faces Various Drug Charges

A 44-year old Unbridled Drive man faces various drug charges and DUI after being found by Murfreesboro Police asleep behind the wheel.

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Seat Belt Checkpoint this Friday in Murfreesboro
Seat Belt Checkpoint this Friday in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced an upcoming seat belt checkpoint scheduled to take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...

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More Arrests for DUI Cases in the News for Murfreesboro
More Arrests for DUI Cases in the News for Murfreesboro

Most recently, a 33 year old man was charged with DUI number three in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning (2/24/16).

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Man Charged with DUI 6 after Wreck
Man Charged with DUI 6 after Wreck

A 30-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with DUI number 6 on Monday morning.

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Man accused of leaving the scene of an accident charged with DUI
Man accused of leaving the scene of an accident charged with DUI

A Murfreesboro man who received a DUI less than five months ago was re-arrested on his second DUI charge Sunday morning.

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Courts say NO to an Appeal to DUI Number 9 Case in Murfreesboro
Courts say NO to an Appeal to DUI Number 9 Case in Murfreesboro

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.

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Wreck Closes I-24 at Buchanan Exit

An accident on I-24 at mile marker 89 or the Buchanan Road exit has the eastbound lanes shut down.

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New 22 Week THP Cadet Class Begins Training
New 22 Week THP Cadet Class Begins Training

A group of 48 men and women took the first step on their path to become members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro
Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro

In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...

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Man arrested twice in one day on Thursday in Murfreesboro
Man arrested twice in one day on Thursday in Murfreesboro

Christopher Lett was first taken to jail at 4:30 in the morning on Thursday for a DUI charge.

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Murfreesboro man faces DUI number 3
Murfreesboro man faces DUI number 3

A 28 year old Murfreesboro man who has been convicted twice of DUI was pulled over for not having any taillights.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro after three vehicle crash on Saturday
Man arrested in Murfreesboro after three vehicle crash on Saturday

The subject was easily located as police simply followed his foot prints in the snow.

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Domestic Violence and DUI #4 Charges Filed in Murfreesboro
Domestic Violence and DUI #4 Charges Filed in Murfreesboro

A Smyrna resident who got his 4th DUI charge on Wednesday (1/20/16) while driving in Murfreesboro will be in court this March.

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Man to face courts with his 4th DUI in Rutherford County
Man to face courts with his 4th DUI in Rutherford County

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday (1/22/16) in Murfreesboro.

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Traffic fatalities down and DUI arrests up in Rutherford County
Traffic fatalities down and DUI arrests up in Rutherford County

2015 saw fewer traffic fatalities in Rutherford County when compared to 2014.

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REMINDER: Seat Belt Checkpoint This Friday (1/8/16)
REMINDER: Seat Belt Checkpoint This Friday (1/8/16)

A safety belt checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro on Friday evening (1/8/16) on Highway 99.

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Man arrested on numerous warrants that include his 3rd DUI charge
Man arrested on numerous warrants that include his 3rd DUI charge

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.

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Reminder: Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night in Murfreesboro
Reminder: Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro late Thursday night on New Year's Eve.

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Seat Belt Fines Going UP
Seat Belt Fines Going UP

Tennessee authorities announced Monday the fines for seat belt violations will more than double beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro New Year's Eve
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro New Year's Eve

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.

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Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving
Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving

Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.

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Murfreesboro Seat Belt Checkpoint THIS Friday (Dec. 18, 2015)
Murfreesboro Seat Belt Checkpoint THIS Friday (Dec. 18, 2015)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a checkpoint this Friday...

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI 3
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI 3

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.

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SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award
SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award

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.

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Former THP State Trooper from Murfreesboro charged with misconduct and theft after drugs went missing
Former THP State Trooper from Murfreesboro charged with misconduct and theft after drugs went missing

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.

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Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.
Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.

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.

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Asleep in the drive through leads to a DUI #2 charge in Murfreesboro
Asleep in the drive through leads to a DUI #2 charge in Murfreesboro

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.

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DUI #4 and DOR #2 Charges Against Christiana Woman
DUI #4 and DOR #2 Charges Against Christiana Woman

A Christiana woman has been arrested on her fourth DUI charge and second charge of driving on a revoked license.

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Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone
Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone

The police report shows that Brandon Wayne Dies from Waynesboro, Tennessee actually stopped for the ambulance.

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Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police
Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police

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.

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Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges
Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges

A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.

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Upcoming Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Upcoming Drivers License Checkpoint in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning another driver's license checkpoint. The next event will be in Smyrna....

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Man allegedly driving with trashcan stuck under SUV, charged with DUI
Man allegedly driving with trashcan stuck under SUV, charged with DUI

The man underwent a field sobriety test, which he was unable to do as instructed.

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Convict asks for an appeal in 9th DUI charge in Murfreesboro
Convict asks for an appeal in 9th DUI charge in Murfreesboro

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.

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Rockvale Man Arrested for
Rockvale Man Arrested for "Huffing and Driving"

A 35-year old Rockvale man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after he allegedly was "huffing and driving."

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Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3
Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3

A 28-year old Flowers Court man was charged with his third DUI.

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Blackman Road Dump Truck Crash

One lane of Blackman Road has been re-opened after a dump truck roll over around 1:30 Monday afternoon closed both lanes.

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Local man who had 8 DUI's is now helping others overcome addiction
Local man who had 8 DUI's is now helping others overcome addiction

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Christiana area
Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Christiana area

Another sobriety checkpoint has been planned for the Murfreesboro / Christiana area. The checkpoint will be on 231 South...

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Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival
Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival

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."

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DUI Number 4 charged against Murfreesboro man
DUI Number 4 charged against Murfreesboro man

Police ran a quick background check and realized he had three prior DUI convictions in Jefferson County, Knox County and Cannon County.

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Murfreesboro mother arrested for DUI with 4-year old in the car on Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Murfreesboro mother arrested for DUI with 4-year old in the car on Wednesday at 1:30 PM

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.

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Safety Belt Check Point this Friday Night
Safety Belt Check Point this Friday Night

Another safety belt checkpoint is nearing in Murfreesboro this Friday evening.

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Grange Place Man Arrested on 4th DUI; Bicyclist Hit
Grange Place Man Arrested on 4th DUI; Bicyclist Hit

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint

Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday

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DUI Charge Number 4 for Murfreesboro man
DUI Charge Number 4 for Murfreesboro man

In the past, Jones was convicted of DUI in Rutherford County in year 2000, 2002 and 2007.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol has new new protective services bureau
Tennessee Highway Patrol has new new protective services bureau

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings.

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Sobriety Checkpoint this Friday evening in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint this Friday evening in Murfreesboro

Another sobriety checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on Broad Street at State Route 840 this Friday...

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Rutherford County Man to face DUI Number 5 Charge in Court
Rutherford County Man to face DUI Number 5 Charge in Court

The local resident is facing his 5th DUI charge. The subject was also charged with "Driving with a suspended license."

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Smithville city administrator arrested on DUI charge
Smithville city administrator arrested on DUI charge

An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.

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Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro
Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro

DUI Number Four is what a Readyville woman was charged with after being checked by an officer while parked on the Rutherford County Square.

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DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man
DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man

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.

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Man allegedly threatened to shoot officer in the face prior to being charged with DUI 3
Man allegedly threatened to shoot officer in the face prior to being charged with DUI 3

"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.

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Murfreesboro woman named Crystal Gail charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro woman named Crystal Gail charged with DUI #4

Around 7:00 on Sunday night, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI however, she was not driving.

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Woman allegedly hits car in front of her, victim then takes the keys from the suspect
Woman allegedly hits car in front of her, victim then takes the keys from the suspect

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...

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Murfreesboro man allegedly injected Oxycodone and was later involved in an auto accident
Murfreesboro man allegedly injected Oxycodone and was later involved in an auto accident

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...

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Predicting Traffic Fatalities is the latest technology for the TN Highway Patrol
Predicting Traffic Fatalities is the latest technology for the TN Highway Patrol

THP Colonel Tracy Trott calls it predictive analytics. It uses color-coded data to predict the future and prevent highway deaths.

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Drug charges on I-24 land Colorado man in jail
Drug charges on I-24 land Colorado man in jail

A Colorado man was arrested Monday July 13 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on I-24 for drug and other...

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Truck Fire On I-24 Eastbound

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.

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July 4th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro is nearing
July 4th Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro is nearing

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning on a sobriety checkpoint after dark falls on the night of July 4th...

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Man charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro along with Domestic Assault
Man charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro along with Domestic Assault

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...

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CANCELED: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office cancels seat belt checkpoint June 27th
CANCELED: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office cancels seat belt checkpoint June 27th

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.

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Charlie Louvin, Jr. Arrested for DUI
Charlie Louvin, Jr. Arrested for DUI

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.

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Man charged with his 4th
Man charged with his 4th "Driving on Suspended License" charge and DUI in Murfreesboro

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...

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Buckle Up: Safety Belt Checkpoint this Friday
Buckle Up: Safety Belt Checkpoint this Friday

On Friday, just as night falls, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro.

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Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession
Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession

A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night
Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night

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.

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Man allegedly fled from police on foot after he was clocked at 67 mph in his car
Man allegedly fled from police on foot after he was clocked at 67 mph in his car

A man who was clocked driving 67 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone was arrested on DUI charges in Murfreesboro.

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LaVergne woman charged with DUI number 3 in Murfreesboro
LaVergne woman charged with DUI number 3 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.

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Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

The previous DUI's were in Davidson County in 2006, Rutherford County in 2011 and the third was in Kentucky in 2012.

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Lascassas man charged with DUI #3
Lascassas man charged with DUI #3

DUI number three was charged against a Lascassas man by Murfreesboro Police.

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Urinating in the middle of the road at 6PM leads to DUI #2
Urinating in the middle of the road at 6PM leads to DUI #2

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.

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There is a Ban on Racial Profiling in Tennessee
There is a Ban on Racial Profiling in Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that requires all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling.

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Murfreesboro man arrested on 2nd DUI charge in Franklin, TN
Murfreesboro man arrested on 2nd DUI charge in Franklin, TN

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.

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State Troopers to set up seat belt check point on Cinco de Mayo
State Troopers to set up seat belt check point on Cinco de Mayo

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.

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High Speed Chase on I-24
High Speed Chase on I-24

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.

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Man to face DUI #6 in Murfreesboro
Man to face DUI #6 in Murfreesboro

A Shelbyville man arrested on multiple occasions in Murfreesboro on DUI charges will face DUI number six in court later this month.

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Safety Belt and Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro
Safety Belt and Sobriety Checkpoint This Friday in Murfreesboro

The Tennessee Highway Patrol plans to conduct a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (April 17, 2015) on Warrior Drive.

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Cannon County woman charged with DUI #3

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

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Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5
Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5

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.

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Murfreesboro woman to face DUI #4 charge in court
Murfreesboro woman to face DUI #4 charge in court

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.

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SECOND: Sobriety Checkpoint #2 in Rutherford County on Friday night
SECOND: Sobriety Checkpoint #2 in Rutherford County on Friday night

Sobriety checkpoint number two is on the calendar for Friday night in the Milton / Lascassas area.

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Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress
Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress

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."

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Man to face DUI number 5 in Rutherford County
Man to face DUI number 5 in Rutherford County

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.

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Fatal Accident on Hwy 99; Child Killed

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.

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Second sobriety checkpoint announced for same evening in Rutherford County
Second sobriety checkpoint announced for same evening in Rutherford County

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.

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Operator of motorcycle charged with DUI two after wrecking
Operator of motorcycle charged with DUI two after wrecking

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.

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UPDATE: Local checkpoint to tackle DUI's and Seat Belt Violations on St. Patty's Day
UPDATE: Local checkpoint to tackle DUI's and Seat Belt Violations on St. Patty's Day

A "Safety Belt Checkpoint" has been scheduled for Tuesday the 17th in Rutherford County...

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI after minor Monday morning accident
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI after minor Monday morning accident

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...

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Unused dynamite stick found in field along Veterans Pkwy in Murfreesboro
Unused dynamite stick found in field along Veterans Pkwy in Murfreesboro

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...

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Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4
Murfreesboro man charged with DUI #4

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.

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Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th
Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th

A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...

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Head on collision in Woodbury closes with one DUI arrest
Head on collision in Woodbury closes with one DUI arrest

A Cannon County man who left the scene of a property damage accident was arrested and now faces multiple charges.

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New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be
New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be

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.

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Another Law Enforcement Checkpoint in Rutherford County Nearing on Thursday
Another Law Enforcement Checkpoint in Rutherford County Nearing on Thursday

Another drivers license checkpoint has been planned for Rutherford County...

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Mother charged with "Reckless Endangerment" and "DUI III" after being caught driving her child around

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.

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Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement
Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement

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.

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UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street
UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street

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...

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DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro

44-Year old Kevin Scott Hammond was pulled over on Broad Street Sunday morning in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro Police.

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Suspect likely to spend Christmas behind bars after 4th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro - With kids
Suspect likely to spend Christmas behind bars after 4th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro - With kids

"Mr. Martin stated he was driving with his kids, a 4-year old and a 6-year old, heading to Kids Castle."

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Authorities Nab Homeless Check Cashing Crew
Authorities Nab Homeless Check Cashing Crew

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.

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LaVegne Police receive DUI related award
LaVegne Police receive DUI related award

The Governor's Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers...

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MORE Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County
MORE Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County

More police checkpoints will be conducted in Rutherford County over the next couple of weeks.

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Press Conference over
Press Conference over "Booze It and Lose It" Campaign

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...

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Murfreesboro Police Respond to Sobriety Checkpoint Video released on YouTube
Murfreesboro Police Respond to Sobriety Checkpoint Video released on YouTube

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.

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Man charged with DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro
Man charged with DUI Number 5 in Murfreesboro

A charge of "DUI Number 5" was filed against a Shelbyville man who was caught driving allegedly while intoxicated in Murfreesboro.

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Black Friday Sobriety Checkpoints
Black Friday Sobriety Checkpoints

Black Friday will bring more than just good deals for shoppers, it may also bring arrests during a sobriety checkpoint...

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One-Killed In Multi-Vehicle I-24 Crash Late Wednesday

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.

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MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County
MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County

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.

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Serious Sunday Morning Crash On South Church Street
Serious Sunday Morning Crash On South Church Street

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.

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Woman charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro
Woman charged with DUI #4 in Murfreesboro

A 32-year old woman in Murfreesboro has received DUI number four.

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Two Driver's License Checkpoint's in Rutherford County on Friday
Two Driver's License Checkpoint's in Rutherford County on Friday

One will be in Smyrna on Friday and the second will be on the same day in Rockvale.

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231 South (S. Church St.) DUI Checkpoint this Friday
231 South (S. Church St.) DUI Checkpoint this Friday

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.

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5th offense for Driving on a Revoked License
5th offense for Driving on a Revoked License

31-Year old Vasquez had a revoked license due to a past DUI.

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Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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.

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MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges
MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges

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.

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New checkpoints to take place on Highway 231 South at Volunteer Road
New checkpoints to take place on Highway 231 South at Volunteer Road

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...

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Man charged with DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro
Man charged with DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro

A Shelbyville resident has been charged with DUI number 6. You may recall the name Steven Medley from past news stories on WGNS.

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Governor's Highway Safety Office dishes out grants to prevent drunk driving and more
Governor's Highway Safety Office dishes out grants to prevent drunk driving and more

The Rutherford County area received over $700,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety Office.

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Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car
Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint TONIGHT (Friday, 9/19/14) in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint TONIGHT (Friday, 9/19/14) in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place tonight in Murfreesboro on Broad Street...

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Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash
Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash

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.

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Christiana woman charged with DUI number 4
Christiana woman charged with DUI number 4

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.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday
Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday

A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday
Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints Saturday. Officers will be working overtime on mobile Alcohol Saturation Patrols

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No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend
No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend

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.

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Two sobriety checkpoints and a seat belt checkpoint, oh my!
Two sobriety checkpoints and a seat belt checkpoint, oh my!

A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Broad Street near State Route 840 this Friday night. There will also be a seat belt checkpoint...

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Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday
Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday

Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.

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Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

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.

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Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

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.

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More checkpoints this Friday and throughout the weekend
More checkpoints this Friday and throughout the weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a drivers license checkpoint set up in the Murfreesboro / Rockvale area on Friday.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol join forces for another checkpoint
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol join forces for another checkpoint

Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies and troopers will check drivers who may be drinking and driving.

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Man charged for 5th time with
Man charged for 5th time with "Driving on a Revoked License" and DUI after minor accident

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.

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UPDATE: More Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County on Friday, August 15th
UPDATE: More Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County on Friday, August 15th

We have more news on police checkpoints in Rutherford County. Since bringing our listeners the story about the drivers license checkpoint...

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Drivers License checkpoint planned for Murfreesboro / Rockvale area
Drivers License checkpoint planned for Murfreesboro / Rockvale area

A drivers license checkpoint has been planned for Friday, August 15th in Murfreesboro.

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Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to
Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to "Help him out"

Officer O'Rourke also filed in a report that Fox almost struck another motorist while driving down Bradyville Pike.

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Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square
Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square

A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.

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UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week
UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week

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...

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REMINDER: Safety belt checkpoint planned for the 25th in Murfreesboro
REMINDER: Safety belt checkpoint planned for the 25th in Murfreesboro

An upcoming Tennessee Highway Patrol safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro.

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Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident
Man charged with 3rd DUI after Murfreesboro accident

A Murfreesboro man who has been charged with DUI twice before has been rearrested after a fender bender, according to police. 

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Another
Another "Leaving the Scene of an Accident" case where the suspect was charged with DUI#3

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.

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Woman runs into curb, charged with reckless endangerment and 2nd DUI - Child in car with her
Woman runs into curb, charged with reckless endangerment and 2nd DUI - Child in car with her

When Officer Payne showed up, a Good Samaritan was on the scene changing the flat tire for the suspect.

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Man accused of driving the wrong way on Old Fort Parkway Thursday
Man accused of driving the wrong way on Old Fort Parkway Thursday

Police observed a vehicle with Ohio tags driving down the wrong lane of traffic on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro on Thursday morning. 

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Man charged with 4th DUI on Thursday - Lied to police about true identity
Man charged with 4th DUI on Thursday - Lied to police about true identity

DUI number four is what one 28-year old Murfreesboro man was charged with after he was pulled over on Memorial Boulevard.

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Rutherford and Bedford Counties designated as
Rutherford and Bedford Counties designated as "NO REFUSAL" Counties for law enforcement 4th of July Period

“No Refusal” permits law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

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More people on the road this 4th of July = more possible drunk drivers
More people on the road this 4th of July = more possible drunk 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.

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UPDATE: Lascassas Pike Wreck Claims A Life - Names Released - Drug test ordered and charges pending
UPDATE: Lascassas Pike Wreck Claims A Life - Names Released - Drug test ordered and charges pending

A head-on crash on Lascassas Pike, Highway 96, at the Shady Lane intersection leaves one person dead. 

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Man to face DUI #6 in Rutherford County this week
Man to face DUI #6 in Rutherford County this week

DUI Number SIX is one of several charges a resident will face in court this week.

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New State Troopers on the Road
New State Troopers on the Road

Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County. 

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New State Troopers on the Road
New State Troopers on the Road

Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County. 

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Report From Bonnaroo
Tennessee Highway Patrol Report From Bonnaroo

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.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Eagleville on Friday
Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Eagleville on Friday

A drivers license checkpoint will take place in rural Eagleville this Friday…

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TDOT and the Highway Patrol are ready for Bonnaroo - ARE YOU?
TDOT and the Highway Patrol are ready for Bonnaroo - ARE YOU?

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.

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A Sobriety Checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on the famous Bonnaroo Weekend...
A Sobriety Checkpoint will be held in Murfreesboro on the famous Bonnaroo Weekend...

A sobriety checkpoint will take place Friday on South Rutherford Boulevard…

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Man to face 5th DUI Charge in Rutherford County next month
Man to face 5th DUI Charge in Rutherford County next month

A man by the name of Anthony Ray Sabala will face his 5th DUI charge in court on July 23, 2014.

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Murfreesboro Police Cracking Down on those who fail to BUCKLE UP
Murfreesboro Police Cracking Down on those who fail to BUCKLE UP

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. 

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No Refusal Part of Summer THP Enforcement

(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. 

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UPDATE: Suspect in Vehicular Homicide Case on Medical Center Parkway to serve 90-Days of Jail Time
UPDATE: Suspect in Vehicular Homicide Case on Medical Center Parkway to serve 90-Days of Jail Time

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.

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If you drink too much, don't drive - you and your car can get a FREE SOBER RIDE home
If you drink too much, don't drive - you and your car can get a FREE SOBER RIDE home

Had too much to drink this Memorial Day weekend? AAA will give you and your car a free ride home.

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Local bartender charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro, according to MPD
Local bartender charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro, according to MPD

A 26-year old Murfreesboro woman was charged for the 4th time with DUI on Thursday morning.

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Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Friday - Seat belt check planned for May 24th
Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Friday - Seat belt check planned for May 24th

Another drivers license checkpoint is this Friday. We are told that a seat belt checkpoint will take place next Saturday as well.

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Man with child in car charged with DUI and
Man with child in car charged with DUI and "Driving on Suspended for 11th time"

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.

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Wilson County man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
Wilson County man charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro

Records show that he actually had three prior DUI convictions in Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County
Man to Face DUI #8 in Rutherford County

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.

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Woman charged with 8th "Driving on Suspended" Charge, Other woman charged with 4th DUI

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.

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A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday - April 25th in Murfreesboro
A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday - April 25th in Murfreesboro

Another sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro…

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Thur. and Fri. in Rutherford Co...
Thur. and Fri. in Rutherford Co... "Driver's License Checkpoint" and "Sobriety Checkpoint"

Sheriff's Office conducting one checkpoint and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting a second this week...

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"Drive To Zero Traffic Fatalities"

The "Drive To Zero Traffic Fatalities" is underway in Tennessee.

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Highway Patrol plans another driver's license checkpoint in Rutherford County - Next Friday
Highway Patrol plans another driver's license checkpoint in Rutherford County - Next Friday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning a “Drivers License Checkpoint” for next Friday, April 11th....

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Sobriety Checkpoints Announced for Spring Break
Sobriety Checkpoints Announced for Spring Break

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.

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UPDATE on High Speed Chase that occurred this past Friday, ending in Coffee County
UPDATE on High Speed Chase that occurred this past Friday, ending in Coffee County

A high speed chase that began in Rutherford County ended in Coffee County on Friday. 

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Madison Ave. Man Charged with 4th DUI
Madison Ave. Man Charged with 4th DUI

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.

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RuCo Bus Driver Charged with DUI
RuCo Bus Driver Charged with DUI

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.

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UPDATE on Rutherford County Schools Bus Driver being charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
UPDATE on Rutherford County Schools Bus Driver being charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident

After the accident, the woman told police that Layne continually asked to give her cash and advised her that he was a bus driver. 

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Another
Another "Drivers License Checkpoint" has been planned for Rutherford County

Another drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.

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Drivers License Checkpoint is This Friday in Rutherford County
Drivers License Checkpoint is This Friday in Rutherford County

A drivers license checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County for this Friday.

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Police Cracking Down On St. Patty's DUI's!
Police Cracking Down On St. Patty's DUI's!

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.

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Woman allegedly caught with children in car when charged with DUI 4 at 3PM on Friday
Woman allegedly caught with children in car when charged with DUI 4 at 3PM on Friday

A Murfreesboro woman was charged with her 4th DUI and her 3rd Driving on a Revoked License Charge. 

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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County

Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…

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UPDATE: Monday Night Fatal I-24 Motorcycle Crash

27-year old Robert A. Sullivan was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash on I-24 in Murfreesboro around 8:45 Monday night.

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DUI Number 9 Case - No Re-trial Granted in Rutherford County

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. 

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Car Stopped with No Rear Passenger Side Wheel on S. Church St?
Car Stopped with No Rear Passenger Side Wheel on S. Church St?

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.”

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DUI Charge Number Four, Driving on a Revoked License Charge Number 2

A Christiana man has been arrested on a charge of DUI Number 4. Ronald Patterson was pulled over by a police...

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9th Charge of "Driving on a Revoked License"

For the 9th time, a Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a charge of “Driving on a Revoked License.”

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THP Nabs Armed Robbers

Tennessee State Troopers apprehended two armed robbery suspects Saturday evening at the Petro Truck Stop in Cheatham County.

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Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro
Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro

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

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Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released
Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released

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.

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DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend
DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend

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…

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Unlikely Car to Escape Police: Felony Stop Made After Ford Fiesta Reaches 125mph on I-24 Tuesday Night
Unlikely Car to Escape Police: Felony Stop Made After Ford Fiesta Reaches 125mph on I-24 Tuesday Night
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was involved in a high speed chase on Tuesday night around 9:30. The pursuit occurred on I-24 headed towards Nashville.
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Suspect to Soon File Plea in 4th DUI Charge
A man charged with his 4th DUI will soon file a plea in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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High-Tech Transponder Recovers $100K In Heavy Equipment
Using a theft recovery transponder  that was activated by Murfreesboro Police, Highway Patrol helicopters recovered over $100,000 in stolen heavy equipment. 
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Uh-Oh: DUI Charge Number 8 in Nearby Cannon County
Uh-Oh: DUI Charge Number 8 in Nearby Cannon County
A man in Woodbury has been charged for the 8th time with DUI and also with "Driving on a Revoked License" for the 10th time... but this is not the first case of such an issue in this area. 
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Police Chase Starts in Murfreesboro and Ends With Driver Wrecking and Being Ejected in Smyrna on New Year's Day
Police Chase Starts in Murfreesboro and Ends With Driver Wrecking and Being Ejected in Smyrna on New Year's Day
A police pursuit that ended in a serious car accident occurred as the New Year began in Rutherford County in the Smyrna area.
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Highway Patrol Conducting Drivers License Checkpoint
Highway Patrol Conducting Drivers License Checkpoint
Sgt. Scott Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WGNS a drivers license checkpoint will be conducted directly after lunch on Friday at 1pm in the Eagleville area.
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Murfreesboro Man is Only 29 and Faces His 4th DUI Charge
Murfreesboro Man is Only 29 and Faces His 4th DUI Charge
For the 4th time, a Murfreesboro man has been charged with DUI. 2The suspect was found to be slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot
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UPDATE: Sobriety Checkpoint in LaVergne on Saturday Night
UPDATE: Sobriety Checkpoint in LaVergne on Saturday Night
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Saturday December 21st 2013.
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UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross,  is Deputy of the Year
UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross, is Deputy of the Year
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Friday. Ross is the deputy that gained national recognition in a YouTube video during a sobriety checkpoint earlier this year. 
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Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint In Rockvale
There will  be a sobriety checkpoint Friday night from 10:00 to midnight near Rockvale Elementary School on state Route 99 in Rockvale.
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Woman Charged with DUI after Allegedly Driving to Gas Station with Children
Woman Charged with DUI after Allegedly Driving to Gas Station with Children
According to the report, it would appear that police did not observe Weeks driving the vehicle prior to her arrest.
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Press Conference on Massive Drinking and Driving Campaign
Press Conference on Massive Drinking and Driving Campaign
Several hours after the press conference, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will set up a drivers license checkpoint on Highway 99 in Rutherford County.
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Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
Rutherford County Libertarians are Speaking Out Against DUI Checkpoints / Roadblocks
The Rutherford County Libertarians are against the idea of DUI / Drivers License Roadblock Enforcement activity, suggesting that the checkpoints are an infringement of your rights. 
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Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
In response to the national statistics, as well as local traffic concerns, the Murfreesboro Police Department is adding to its comprehensive approach to creating safer roadways for motorists and pedestrians with the launch a new program aimed to reduce incidents of aggressive driving, road rage, traffic crashes, as well as serious injury and fatal crashes.   
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LaVergne Hosting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Black Friday
LaVergne Hosting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Black Friday
The LaVergne P-D will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday between the hours of 10PM and 11:30PM. A second checkpoint will be between 12:30AM and 2AM on Saturday morning.
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Suspect Charged for 10th Time with "Driving on a Revoked License" in Murfreesboro
Crutcher will face the charge of “Driving on a Revoked License" charge for the 10th time and a charge for failing to appear in court for a previous case.
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Suspect Charged for 6th Time With
Suspect Charged for 6th Time With "Driving on Revoked," The Car That Was Not Registered Was Released to a Friend
We have reported on past arrests involving motorist who have received six DUI’s or more. We have also reported on residents who have had ten or more “Driving on a Revoked” License charges.
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Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Says Tennessee is 19th State to Require Interlocking Device on Cars for DUI Offenders
In 2013, Representative Shipley and Senator Beavers authored H 353 and S 670 making Tennessee the nineteenth state to require ignition interlocks for six months all convicted drunk drivers who obtain restricted driving privileges during a license suspension.
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DUI Number 4 - Suspect Stopped for License Plate Light Violation
DUI Number 4 - Suspect Stopped for License Plate Light Violation
The 56-year old was stopped on Middle Tennessee Boulevard for a problem with the light over his license plate. 
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Don't Drink and Drive - THP Out in Full Force with Sobriety Checkpoint in Near Future
Don't Drink and Drive - THP Out in Full Force with Sobriety Checkpoint in Near Future
The day after Thanksgiving will be a big day for State Troopers in Rutherford County (hear the story here)...
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Man Allegedly Hits Another Vehicle and later Flees Scene, According to Police in Murfreesboro
A man who told police he was a teacher at “Old Fort Park” has been arrested and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, according to an arrest report.
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Tow Truck Driver Allegedly Gave DUI Suspect Information that Led to Destruction of Evidence
A tow truck driver is under arrest after he allegedly gave the driver of a car arrested on a second DUI charge “Sensitive Information,” according to an arrest report. 
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Highway Patrol Aims to Crack Down on Those Without a License on Friday
Highway Patrol Aims to Crack Down on Those Without a License on Friday
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is at it again THIS Friday in Rutherford County…
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New Tennessee Highway Patrolman Over 12-County Nashville District
New Tennessee Highway Patrolman Over 12-County Nashville District
Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today named Brian Lawson the new captain of the 12-county Nashville District which includes Rutherford County...
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Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
45-Minutes after school was over on Monday, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with DUI in a county school parking lot.
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Beware: Highway Patrol to Conduct a Checkpoint the Day After Halloween when Weather will be Nicer!
Beware: Highway Patrol to Conduct a Checkpoint the Day After Halloween when Weather will be Nicer!
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a checkpoint on Friday in Rutherford County. Make sure you are not drinking and driving....
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DUI Number 5 Case Headed to Court at End of Month for Plea
We routinely report news stories involving persons arrested on their 3rd and even 4th DUI. On occasion, we come across cases involving a charge of DUI number 5, as such with this story.  
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DUI #3, Driving on Revoke #2
DUI #3, Driving on Revoke #2
A Murfreesboro man has been charged with his third DUI and second driving on a revoked license after a hit and run accident Tuesday. 
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THP Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer
THP Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer
Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott says three people were killed in crashes involving deer in 2012.
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MTSU Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday
The MTSU Police Department will conduct sobriety roadside-safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of Saturday on Alumni Drive at Homecoming Circle on the MTSU campus. 
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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Nearing for Rutherford County Drivers
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Nearing for Rutherford County Drivers

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.

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Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
“While talking to Mrs. Schott-Morton, she stated that at approximately 6am, prior to leaving MTMC where she worked, she had taken both a Lyrica and a Lortab.”
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DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
Upon the officer walking to the car after making the stop, Pitts allegedly smelled like alcohol, according to Officer Higgins who initiated the traffic stop.
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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for 1 In The Afternoon... In Eagleville, TN
Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for 1 In The Afternoon... In Eagleville, TN
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning another sobriety checkpoint. The date has already been set…
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DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
The cup that the man threw to the floorboard reportedly contained beer. When asked to recite the alphabet starting with the letter “C,” the arrest report shows the man stated, “C-X-Y” instead of “C-D-E…”
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DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
The charge of DUI number five has been levied against a local resident by the name of Burnice Beach.
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Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
The checkpoints are part of the continuing effort by the Smyrna Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to reduce impaired driving on the roads of Rutherford County.
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Serious Injury Accident in Christiana on Rucker Road Leads to DUI #2 Charge Saturday Night
Serious Injury Accident in Christiana on Rucker Road Leads to DUI #2 Charge Saturday Night
When WGNS arrived on the scene at 7:30pm, State Troopers could be seen in the ambulance that was occupied by the driver of one of the two vehicles on Rucker Road. 
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Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on
Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on "GO" and Road Construction to be PAUSED...
Sobriety checkpoint is coming up for Rutherford County motorist. Also - Road construction will be paused this weekend...
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Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “By joining this national effort we will make Murfreesboro roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."
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Don't Be One of the Hundreds in Rutherford County Caught Driving Without a License This Month
Don't Be One of the Hundreds in Rutherford County Caught Driving Without a License This Month
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is on the prowl for those who are driving without a license this month.
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Man Charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
During a search of Elmore’s vehicle, officers say they found 28 Xanax pills with someone else’s name on the bottle. 
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UPDATE: Head-On Saturday Crash On Lascassas Pike
More on that Saturday afternoon head-on crash. As reported earlier on WGNS, the call came in to 911 shortly before 3:00 o'clock.
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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled this weekend
The La Vergne Police Department will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints this weekend, August 2 and 3.
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VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
VIDEO: Interview Series with Local Homeless Residents Continue in this Sobering Conversation
Our homeless interview series continues to dive into the problems that these residents are facing.
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Serious Crash in Rockvale; Several Injured
Four people were injured, including a five-year old girl, in a serious crash in Rockvale Friday morning. The crash occurred around 10 at the intersection of Windrow Road and Walter Leathers Drive. 
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To Drive, You Must First Blow - If You Have Been Convicted of a DUI in Tennessee

THP expects the new law to help law enforcement crack down on drunk driving like similar laws have in other states.

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Man Arrested for 5th Time on DUI Charge in Rutherford County - Returns as Welcome Visitor to Local Jail

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. 

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No Disciplinary Action Taken Against RCSO Deputy Traffic Stop

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.

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Traffic Crashes Down

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. 

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Deputy Ross Worked at RCSO Before

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.

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Murfreesboro Video During Sobriety Checkpoint Goes Viral

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.” 

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INCREASED DUI Enforcement Starts at 10:30 Wednesday Night in Rutherford County
INCREASED DUI Enforcement Starts at 10:30 Wednesday Night in Rutherford County

10:30 in the evening is when the sobriety checkpoint will start in Murfreesboro on Wednesday night, July 3rd…

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AAA Offering a FREE RIDE HOME to Drunks on 4th of July

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. 

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UPDATE: FOUR More Suspects to Face 4th DUI Charge in Court in Rutherford County
WGNS discovered that two more persons will soon face the courts in regards to a 4th DUI charge.
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DUI Arrest: Federal Marshal Actually TSA Civilian Employee
A follow up on the reported federal marshal arrested in Murfreesboro on various driving under the influence charges. Murfreesboro Police Major Clyde Adkison tells WGNS News 64-year old William Roper is employed with the T.S.A. Office of Law Enforcement.
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Sobriety Checkpoints in Both LaVergne AND Murfreesboro This Weekend
Sobriety Checkpoints will be conducted during the evening hours on some of La Vergne’s most heavily traveled streets. 
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Man Charged with DUI Number 6 After Allegedly Peeling Out
Apparently he caught the eye of police after he was accused of laying some rubber down and spinning his tires.
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Sobriety Checkpoint Set For Friday Night Along Lebanon Highway
Law enforcement officers will check motorists for drinking and driving during a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 on U.S. Highway 231 North (Lebanon Highway).
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CONFUSING: Is it A Charge of DUI Number 3, Even Though Suspect May Have Previously Been Charged With 3-DUI's?
The official charge is DUI number 3, but when it hits the courtroom it may be looked upon by the judge as a 4th DUI.
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SO FAR THIS YEAR: 245 Deaths on TN Roads
According to the latest figures from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 245 drivers and passengers have died from car crashes so far this year. At this time last year, 295 people had died.
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Time to Face DUI Charge Number Four in Rutherford County Courtroom
A Bell Buckle man will face his 4th DUI in a Rutherford County courtroom on Tuesday. Robert Fathera will appear before the Honorable Judge Bragg to face the charge.
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MTSU Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint May 5th
The MTSU Police Department will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the early morning hours of May 5th on Alumni Drive at Homecoming Circle on the MTSU campus.
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Highway Patrol to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in the Near Future...
As counter intuitive as it may seem, Law enforcement agencies are required to disclose the location of sobriety checkpoints before they occur.
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Suspect to face 6th DUI charge in Rutherford County Courtroom
60-Year old Charles Martin of Murfreesboro is facing his 6th DUI charge in court this month. According to Circuit Court arraignment documents, Martin will also face a charge for driving on a revoked license.

 
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Daytime Highway Patrol drivers license checkpoint scheduled for Friday
The Highway Patrol is back at it again. They plan another driver’s license checkpoint for this Friday…

 
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Man charged with 6th DUI to face courts for plea date next week
A Nashville man arrested in Rutherford County on the charge of his 6th DUI will appear in Circuit Court next week on March 27th. 
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Don't let the green beer lead to a DUI this weekend
A lot of cities are stepping up police enforcement this weekend to combat DUI offenders. Of course, it is St. Patrick’s weekend and a lot of people seem to overindulge when the green beer is served.
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State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
Highway Patrol sends out warning to Rutherford County drivers about texting... 
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Smyrna Police Checkpoint
The Smyrna Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Thursday night. This is part of the continuing enforcement effort of Smyrna Police Department...
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Drivers license checkpoint later this week in Rutherford County
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a drivers license checkpoint later this week.
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

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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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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28-Year Old Faces 5th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro
A 28-year old man who lives in Murfreesboro and works as a bartender has been arrested for the fifth time on a DUI charge.
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Woman Charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
A 46-year old College Grove woman has been arrested and charged for the 4th time with DUI. Tina Marie Dedmon was pulled over in Murfreesboro for following the car in front of her too closely. The traffic stop occurred on Old Fort Parkway at 4 in the morning on Saturday.
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