The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during December, 2015. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints.

12/18/2015: Dickson Cty: State Route 48 at Killian Springs: Driver’s License Check.

12/18/2015: Montgomery Cty: River Road at Zinc Plant Road: Sobriety Check.

12/18/2015: Rutherford Cty: Warrior at East of 99: Seat Belt Check.

12/18/2015: Williamson Cty: Wilson Pike North of Crockett: Seat Belt Check.

12/31/2015: Rutherford Cty: U.S. 41 at 70: Sobriety Check.

12/31/2015: Williamson Cty: Carothers Parkway at Cool Springs Blvd.: Sobriety Check.

12/31/2015: Humphreys Cty: Hwy 70 at Gorman: Sobriety Check.

12/31/2015: Wilson Cty: South Mt. Juliet Road at Central Pike: 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.

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