The Tennessee Highway Patrol will hold DUI checkpoints on Friday, May 2nd throughout East Tennessee. THP says it will also increase patrols from Friday, May 2nd through Monday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo.
THP says the aggressive enforcement is part of its year-long “Drive to Zero Fatalities” campaign and will use historical crash data as a basis for targeting specific areas during this time.
Plan Ahead. If you plan to drink, arrange a safe way home with a designated driver before the festivities begin.
If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
Use the local Sober Ride program.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, promptly contact your local law enforcement agency (Dial *THP)
Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you or someone you know is about to ride with one that is impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to their destination safely.