The Tennessee Highway Patrol has three safety checkpoints scheduled in early April.
On April 1, there will be a Driver License Roadside Safety Checkpoint set up on state Route 55 at mile marker 2 at 1 p.m..
On April 12, there will be a Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint set up at 10 p.m. on state Route 50 between mile markers 10 and 11.
At 1 p.m. on April 15, there will be a Driver License Roadside Safety Checkpoint set up on state Route 50 between mile markers 10 and 11.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures more than 300,000 others each year in the United States. At the Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint, 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 motorists.