From 12:01 AM until midnight on July 4, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will have increased DUI enforcement in several counties. Saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and seat belt checkpoints will be conducted in selected counties across the state.
Some counties will also have measures in place to expedite the process of an officer obtaining a search warrant to obtain a blood sample. These counties are called “No Refusal Counties.” This is a misnomer since an officer may obtain a search warrant at any time, not just on certain weekends or in certain counties.
A .pdf schedule of checkpoints across Tennessee may be accessed by clicking this link: July 1-6 2016 THP checkpoints
About the Author: Steven Oberman has been licensed in Tennessee since 1980, and successfully defended over 2,500 DUI defendants. Among the many honors bestowed upon him, Steve served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) and currently serves as chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Committee. Steve was the first lawyer in Tennessee to be Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist by the NCDD.
He is the author of DUI: The Crime & Consequences in Tennessee, updated annually since 1991 (Thomson-West), and co-author with Lawrence Taylor of the national treatise, Drunk Driving Defense, 7th edition (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen). Steve has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee Law School since 1993 and has received a number of prestigious awards for his faculty contributions. He is a popular international speaker, having spoken at legal seminars in 30 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries.