Preventing fatalities and crashes will be the goal of officers at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Rockvale, said a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor.
The checkpoint will be from 10 p.m. to midnight at near Rockvale Elementary School on state Route 99 (New Salem Highway), said Lt. Joe Gray.
Drivers will be checked to determine if they drank alcohol and drove, Lt. Gray said. The sobriety checkpoint is part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s enforcement campaign of Booze It or Lose It.
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville Police are invited to participate. Officers will try to reduce the amount of traffic fatalities and injuries by keeping drinking drivers off the roads.
This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee’s Governor’s Highway Safety Office.