Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Highway Patrol Plans Holiday Roadblocks

The Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced the first in a series of sobriety and other roadside checkpoints that they plan to conduct around the area over the holidays.  The THP says they will be setting up what's called a Roadside Safety Checkpoint next Friday, December 17th, on South Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville. And, more specificially, that same night, they'll be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint Roadblock on State Route 290 in Putnam County.  That's the road otherwise known as the Gainesboro Grade.  Officials say the roadblocks have proven effective in getting dangerous drivers off the roads, but say troopers are also looking for drunk or dangerous drivers every time they patrol.