Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THP To Be Looking For Halloween Drunk Drivers

The Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license checkpoint on Highway 70 in Cumberland County on Halloween night, but officials say that's not all they will be doing to curb drunk and dangerous drivers over the holiday. Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell says local State Troopers are "prepared to patrol and remove any and all drunk drivers from our roadways.” Last year in Tennessee, two people were killed in two crashes on Halloween between midnight, October 31, 2009, through 6 a.m., November 1, 2009. Both of those crashes involved alcohol. And the THP says Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrian injuries and deaths among young children.