Thursday, May 21, 2009

THP Plans Roadblocks

The Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol is getting a head start on enforcement this Memorial Day weekend by scheduling at least two so-called "roadside safety checkpoints" on Friday night. The THP says they'll be checking drivers along Highway 70-North and State Route 62 in Putnam County to be sure that they have a valid driver's license. Highway 70 is also known as either Spring Street or Broad Street in the Cookeville area. Highway 62 is sometimes called the Clarkrange Highway as it runs from Monterey into Fentress County. THP Lt. Brian Lawson says that troopers have found that these checkpoints are an effective means of enforcing driver license laws while ensuring the protection of all motorists.