JULY 2016 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during July, 2016. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints.
|NASHVILLE DIST 3||TYPE|
|7/1/2016||Rutherford||S. Rutherford West of 41||Sobriety|
|7/1/2016||Williamson||5159 US Hwy 31||Sobriety|
|7/1/2016||Montgomery||Hwy 48 @ South of Hawkins Road||Sobriety|
|7/1/2016||Cheatham||Old Clarksville @ Bearwallow Road||Driver’s License|
|7/1/2016||Wilson||State Hwy 109 @ Academy Road||Sobriety|
|7/4/2016||Rutherford||Warrior Drive||Seat Belt|
|7/4/2016||Wilson||Sparta Pike @ Lindsley Drive||Driver’s License|
|7/8/2016||Williamson||Arno @ SR 840||Seat Belt|
|7/8/2016||Robertson||Old Greenbrier Hwy @ Oakland Road||Driver’s License|
|7/8/2016||Dickson||SR 49 @ Sprout Springs||Driver’s License|
|7/15/2016||Stewart||Hwy 79, .2 miles West of Hwy 232||Sobriety|
|7/19/2016||Davidson||Broadmoore@ Walton Lane||Seat Belt|
|7/22/2016||Rutherford||Warrior Drve||Seat Belt|
|7/22/2016||Robertson||Hwy 41 S @ Greenbrier/Springfield City li||Sobriety|
|7/22/2016||Wilson||Central Pike @ John Hager Road||Driver’s License|
|7/22/2016||Rutherford||SR 99 @ Old Salem||Sobriety|
|7/27/2016||Davidson||Neelys Bend @ Cheyenne Blvd||Seat Belt|
|7/29/2016||Houston||Hwy 49 @ Hwy 147||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.