NOVEMBER 2015 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during November, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints.
11/6/2015: Robertson Cty: Hwy 41N @ Red River Bridge: Drivers License Check.
11/6/2015: Stewart Cty: Hwy 120 in Big Rock: Driver’s License Check.
11/6/2015: Humphreys Cty: Hwy 13 @ Duck River Bridge: Driver’s License Check
11/13/2015: Wilson Cty: Us Hwy 231 @ Lojack: Driver’s License Check.
11/20/2015: Cheatham Cty: Hwy 12 N @ Neptune: Driver’s License Check.
11/20/2015: Robertson Cty: Hwy 431 @Hwy 41N: Sobriety Check.
11/20/2015: Wilson Cty: Hartsville Pike @ Beasley Bend Road: Seat belt Check.
11/20/2015: Montgomery Cty: Hwy 48 @ South of Hawkins Road: Sobriety Check.
11/25/2015: Rutherford Cty: Chicken Road @ East Nissan Blvd: Driver’s License Check.
11/25/2015: Williamson Cty: Hwy 431 @ SR 840: Driver’s License Check.
11/27/2015: Rutherford Cty: Hwy 99 @ Jackson Ridge: Sobriety Check.
11/28/2015: Williamson Cty: Carothers North of Cool Springs: Sobriety Check.
11/27/2015: Wilson Cty: Central Pike @ John Hagar Road: Sobriety Check.
11/27/2015: Dickson Cty: Hwy 70 @ Montgomery Bell State Park: Sobriety Check.
11/28/2015: Rutherford Cty: Hwy 96 @ Bradley: Seat belt Check.
11/28/2015: Williamson Cty: Hwy 431 W SR 840: Seat belt Check.
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.