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The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) continues its drunk driving enforcement with the use of sobriety checkpoints in the Knoxville. THP is scheduled to conduct a DUI Roadblock tonight, February 1, 2013 on Concord Road at Northshore Drive (State Route 332). Although specific times have not been released, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Media Release indicates that it will be conducted “Late Night.” The Knox County DUI Checkpoint is one among many in East Tennessee as part of the campaign, “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk This Super Bowl Sunday.”
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott, this will be the first THP “No Refusal” DUI enforcement on Super Bowl weekend. One purpose of Tennessee DUI Checkpoints is to deter motorists from driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. We encourage you to arrange for a designated driver this weekend. AAA of East Tennessee is also offering their safe ride program for Super Bowl Sunday. AAA will tow your car within a 10 mile radius and provide you a safe ride home. To take advantage of this service, a AAA membership is not needed.
Anyone arrested for DUI (driving under the influence), or another related charge, should immediately contact a Tennessee DUI Attorney familiar with Tennessee DUI laws. For more information about the crime of DUI or about your legal rights with respect to a Tennessee Highway Patrol checkpoint, Steve, Sara, or Nate are available by calling 865-249-7200. You may also wish to visit www.tndui.com for more information about the offense of driving under the influence in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning sobriety checkpoints in Knox County, Tennessee. These checkpoints are also frequently referred to as DUI roadblocks or DWI roadblocks. Prior to administering such a DUI roadblock, the police (THP in this case) are legally required to advise the public of the location and times of the roadblock/sobriety checkpoint.
The lawyers at Oberman & Rice would like to repeat the information publicized by the Knoxville News-Sentinel in reference to the location and times of the roadblocks. They are: Friday, November 9, 2012 starting at 11:00 PM on Maryville Pike at Mt. Olive Baptist Church South; and Friday, December 7, 2012 starting at 11 p.m. on Oak Ridge Highway at Pellissippi Parkway.
Please be on the lookout for and drive cautiously near these DUI roadblocks. There will likely be a lot of law enforcement personnel in the area.
Anyone detained and then arrested at a Tennessee Sobriety Checkpoint or Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoint should immediately contact a Tennessee attorney familiar with DUI Roadblocks or Driver’s License Checkpoints. For more information about the crime of DUI or about your legal rights relating to a Tennessee Highway Patrol roadblock, Sara, Steve, or Nate are available by calling (865) 249-7200.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations. Alcohol consumption is often an integral part of these celebrations. As a result, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced a plan to increase enforcement as part of National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Throughout the state of Tennessee, Troopers will be conducting more than 100 sobriety checkpoints (also known as DUI roadblocks) and driver license checkpoints from now through the New Year’s holiday.
To read more about the increased enforcement and to review a list of planned driver license and DUI roadblock dates and locations, click here. For more information about the crime of Driving Under the Influence in Tennessee, please visit www.tndui.com.