Sheriff’s Office will set up sobriety checkpoints during July 4 weekend


Sheriff’s Office will set up sobriety checkpoints during July 4 weekend

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the evening hours on these dates:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019                    8 p.m. to 10 p.m.                 Hwy 96E @ 840
  • Friday, July 5, 2019                         7 p.m. to 9 p.m.                    Wilson Pike
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019                    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.                    Goose Creek Bypass

The Sheriff’s office wished everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend, urging everyone to drive responsibly. They noted that anyone out celebrating with alcohol should use a designated driver. They urged patience when you drive because there will be more traffic during the holiday period and people will be in a rush to get to their destinations. And, when you drive or ride, always use your seatbelt even if you are traveling a short distance.

They also offered this reminder: the Hands Free Tennessee law goes into effect Monday, July 1, 2019.  It will be illegal for a driver to hold a cell phone or mobile device or text.  For more information on the new law:  https://handsfreetn.com/

Extra WCSO deputies will also be on patrol during the holiday weekend working to get impaired and distracted drivers off the roads.

These traffic enforcement efforts are paid for with grant money from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

State law requires checkpoint times and locations to be released to the public.

For more information contact: Sharon Puckett, Public Information Administrator, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 408 Century Court, Franklin, TN 37064, (615) 440-3310 sharon.puckett@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

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