Every holiday season, there is an increase in drunk driving accidents and traffic fatalities. To combat this trend over the winter holidays, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will increase its efforts to arrest drivers who are under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. This crackdown involves a substantial increase in the number of sobriety and driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints throughout the state.
Counties throughout Tennessee will find various ways to prevent alcohol-related crashes from happening this holiday season. According to The Times Gazette, Bedford County will utilize numerous DUI checkpoints all the way up to New Year’s Day. For example, on New Year’s Eve, there will be roadside safety checkpoints on State Route 64 at the 15-mile marker, on State Route 82 at the 6.5-mile marker and a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 41A at the 23-mile marker.