The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will be conduct two sobriety checkpoints this Friday night, March 15, 2013, in an effort to battle impaired driving on county roadways.
The first of the two checkpoints will be conducted at the intersection of Hacks Cross and Meadow Vale from 8:30 until 10:30 p.m.
The second of the checkpoints will occur at the intersection of Hacks Cross and Lowrance from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
More than 16,000 people are killed every year in the United States due to impaired driving. Another 305,000 injuries occur due to impaired driving. Twenty-seven percent of those killed on Tennessee highways are crashes where alcohol was involved.
The checkpoints are fully funded by federal grant dollars.
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