Thursday, December 30, 2010

Law Enforcement Plans Roadblocks For Holiday

The Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says they'll be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Putnam and surrounding counties tonight as they look for drunk and dangerous drivers.  Among other places, they'll be set up on Hilham Road near the Bangham Community Center tonight and on Highway 56, just north of the crossroads with Highway 70.  They also plan a late evening sobriety checkpoint on Highway 111 in Overton County.  Law enforcement officials say that if you drive drunk, you WILL be arrested and you WILL go to jail. And they say there's no need to take the risk. The better option they say is to either have a designated driver or to call the local "safe ride" program, which provides free transportation from local restaurants and nightspots to a home or motel room within a five mile radius of Cookeville. It will begin at 9:30 Friday night and run through 4 am. The number to call is 372-8000.