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Highway Patrol Out In Full Force

THP 3The Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting a high-visibility enforcement campaign during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period, running through midnight on Sunday.
State troopers will utilize a variety of traffic safety tools, such as driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, saturation patrols, and No-Refusal enforcement, in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on Tennessee roads.
In 2013, 19 people were killed in 15 fatal crashes in Tennessee during the July 4th holiday period. That’s down from 21 during the 2012 holiday. Of the 19 fatalities, five were alcohol-related and 13 were not wearing safety restraints.
State troopers arrested 132 individuals statewide on suspicion of impaired driving during last year’s July 4th holiday period.