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Checkpoint to be held

Checkpoint to be held

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010 3:37 pm

 The Messenger, February 4, 2010

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in Obion County Sunday on State Route 5 during the evening hours. 

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, according to Sgt. Carl Jones Jr. of the highway patrol. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. 

Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorist. The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving, Jones added.

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