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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Cinco de Mayo

4/29/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A sobriety checkpoint, in recognition of Cinco de Mayo celebrations and parties, is planned for Wednesday night, May 5th, on Highway 70 South in Bellevue. The checkpoint will be staffed by the MNPD’s DUI Unit and extra-duty officers working through a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

Persons attending Cinco de Mayo parties and celebrations Wednesday are strongly urged to not drink and drive. Officers throughout the city will be keeping a close watch for impaired and/or aggressive motorists.

In 2020, nearly 40% of fatal crashes in Davidson County involved impairment. Additionally the department responded to one-thousand crashes involving alcohol and/or drug impairment with more than 600 injuries as a result.

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