OCTOBER 2016 DUI AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINTS
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will implement several checkpoints in Middle Tennessee during October, 2016. These included not only sobriety checkpoints (DUI roadblocks) but also driver’s license and seat belt checkpoints.
10/02/2016: Wilson Cty: Sparts Pike @ Lindsley Road: Driver’s License Check.
10/07/2016: Montgomery Cty: Highway 48/ South of Hawkins Road: Sobriety Check.
10/14/2016: Rutherford Cty: 231 @ Arnold Lane: Sobriety Check.
10/07/2016: Williamson Cty: 431 @ 840: Sobriety Check.
10/21/2016: Montgomery Cty: Kraft St @ Frosty Morn Drive: Sobriety Check.
10/21/2016: Rutherford Cty: Bradyville Pike/ East of Springs: Seat belt Check.
10/28/2016: Williamson Cty: Wilson Pike / North of Crockett: Seat belt Check.
10/28/2016: Robertson Cty: Highway 431S @ Greenbrier / Springfield City: Seat belt Check.
10/21/2016: Montgomery Cty: Hwy 79 / West of Paula Dr: Sobriety Check.
10/28/2016: Wilson Cty: US 231 @ Lojac: Sobriety Check.
10/21/2016: Cheatham Cty: Hwy 70 / Shacklett Church of Christ: Sobriety 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.