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SCHEDULED SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE

CNF

2/1/2024

The Fairfield Glade Police Department, in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Crossville Police Department, will conduct sobriety checkpoints from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024.

The checkpoints will be on Peavine Road, Highway 70, and Lantana Road.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has also scheduled several sobriety checkpoints across East Tennessee that will take place over February and March as follows:

  • Feb. 2 – Knox County on SR 33 (Maryville Pike) at Mt. Olive Church
  • Feb. 9 – Jefferson County on SR 92, two miles North of Mossy Point Way
  • Feb. 16 – Knox County on Cherokee Trail at Cherokee Bluff Drive
  • Feb. 16 – Monroe County on SR 322 at SR 72
  • Feb. 23 – Campbell County on US 25W at Tennessee Avenue
  • Feb. 24 – Roane County on US Hwy 27 at US Hwy 70 (Glen Hills)
  • March 1 – Anderson County on US 44 (Norris Freeway) at Foust Hollow Road
  • March 1 – Sevier County on US 321 (Wears Valley) at Foothills Parkway
  • March 8 – Knox County on Mascot Road at McBee Lane
  • March 8 – Loudon County on Sugar Limb Road at Hotchkiss Valley Road
  • March 22 – Blount County on SR 333 (Topside Road) at George’s Creek
  • March 29 – Campbell County on SR 116 at Little Cove Creek Road
  • March 29 – Knox County on Martin Mill Pike at Ogle Avenue

THP said troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who are driving impaired or driving under the influence.

So why are sobriety checkpoints announced in advance?

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that DUI checkpoints are constitutional, but only if certain procedures are followed. Law enforcement must announce the date and time of the checkpoint. There must be a valid reason for the checkpoint, such as drunk driving arrests or collisions are more frequent on a given route.

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