Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Saturation Patrols" Planned In Putnam County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it will be conducting "saturation patrols" in Putnam County tomorrow. And similar stepped up enforcement is being planned around the region for the entire month of May -- specifically on Friday and Saturday night. Officials say it's part of an effort to promote National Youth Traffic Safety Month. To kick off the month, the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol is encouraging local students to pledge not to drink and drive or text and drive. Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said, “Prom, graduation and the beginning of summer are times to celebrate, but don’t let a good time be the last time."