Monday, August 30, 2010

THP Cookeville District Schedules Checkpoints

The Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a series of what they call "Driver License Roadside Safety Checkpoints" in September. The first ones are scheduled for Friday, September 10th. Troopers will be set up along Highway 70-North and Highway 62 in Putnam County, looking for people who are out driving without being properly licensed. Lt. Brian Lawson, with the THP, says they have found the checkpoints to be an effective means of ensuring public safety because they realize the potential danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers. State law mandates that the THP publicize when they are going to have such roadside checkpoints.