The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a drivers license checkpoint set up in the Murfreesboro / Rockvale area on Friday.
Old Salem Road at Highway 99 is towards Rockvale between St. Andrews Drive and Veterans Parkway.
The La Vergne Police Department says they will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Friday and Saturday, August 15-16 through alcohol saturation patrols, as well as conducting sobriety checkpoints.
Increased police patrols will be conducted from 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. both days. The La Vergne Police Department will monitor traffic for signs of impaired driving within city limits and along Interstate 24. These saturation points will also focus on speeding, safety belt, and other road violations.
Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled on Murfreesboro Road, Old Nashville Highway, Stones River Road and Waldron Road as follows:
- Friday, August 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 - 1:30 a.m.
- Saturday, August 16 from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
The cost of the saturation patrols is covered through a Governor's Highway Office Safety grant. The grant funding pays for overtime of law enforcement officers to patrol the streets looking for drunk or impaired drivers.
Coffee County, TN:
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Coffee County on Aug. 16.
Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of the state.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found that driver license roadside safety checkpoints are an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.- WMSR