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Over the next two weeks, The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be conducting checkpoints in specific locations in Robertson County.

Seatbelt check

The THP will be conducting a “Safety Belt Checkpoint” during the week of Nov. 20 on State Highway 25 at the intersection with US Highway 31W in Robertson and Sumner Counties.

Recognizing the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed.

The agency recognizes that safety belt checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools of enforcing the safety belt laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of vehicle occupants.

Sobriety check

In addition, the THP will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” during the week of Nov. 27 on US Highway 41 at the Greenbrier City limits and Lights Chapel Road area in Robertson County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.  Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.  Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Submitted by THP Lt. Vincent Meaker and Sgt. Jennifer Hicks.

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