SEPTEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during September, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints.
9/4/2015 Davidson County: Hobson Pike @ Berry Priest Lake Bridge. Sobriety.
9/4/2015 Robertson County: Hwy 25 @ I-65 N. Seat belt.
9/4/2015 Wilson County: Sparta Pike @ Lindsey Road. Driver’s License.
9/4/2015 Montgomery County:Hwy 48 South, South of Hawkins Road. Sobriety.
9/4/2015 Rutherford County: South Rutherford, West of US 41. Seat belt.
9/4/2015 Davidson County: 3220 Bell Road. Seat Belt.
9/7/2015 Wilson County: Central Pike @ John Hager Road. Sobriety.
9/7/2015 Rutherford County: 41@ 70East of 840. Sobriety.
9/11/2015 Robertson County: Hwy 41N @ Red River Bridge. Driver’s License.
9/11/2015 Williamson County: 431 @ SR 840. Driver’s License.
9/11/2015 Dickson County: SR 49 @ Bluff Creek. Driver’s License.
9/18/2015 Williamson County: 431 W SR 840. Sobriety.
9/18/2015 Williamson County: Wilson Pike North of Crockett. Seat belt.
9/18/2015 Robertson County: Hwy 76 @ I-65. Seat belt.
9/18/2015 Davidson County: Broadmoore Drive @ Walton Lane. Seat belt.
9/18/2015 Sumner County: 25 E @ Barry Lane. Seat belt.
9/25/2015 Humphreys County: SR 13 S of I-40. Driver’s License.
9/25/2015 Robertson Hwy 41 S at Greenbrier/Springfield City limits. Sobriety.
9/25/2015 Montgomery County: Lake Road @ old Dover Road. Driver’s License.
Tennessee Highway Patrol regulations generally require that every driver passing through a checkpoint location be stopped and questioned. In addition to checking for valid driver’s license, troopers will be investigating for signs of drug and alcohol impairment. If they suspect that you are under the influence, you may be asked to exit your vehicle and perform certain roadside tasks, often referred to as field sobriety tests.
Drive carefully and be on the outlook for these checkpoints or roadblocks. Be aware there will likely be additional members of law enforcement on patrol throughout the area looking for impaired drivers.
Anyone detained and then arrested at a driver’s license, seat belt checkpoint or DUI roadblock should immediately contact a Tennessee criminal defense attorney.
A full list of Tennessee Highway Patrol sponsored roadside checkpoints throughout Tennessee can be found by clicking here.
For more information about DUI or about your legal rights pertaining to seat belt, driver’s license or sobriety checkpoints, contact Ausbrooks Law Office at 615-591-9111.