|LPD to check for DUIs today|
|Friday, June 29, 2012|
Lebanon Police Department will be conducting high visibility impaired driver counter-measures this weekend.
Officers are planning checkpoint(s) on Highway 109 and / or Highway 70 on Friday, June 29, said Lt. Brent Willett. In addition, officers will be conducting saturation patrols.During the checkpoint(s) and saturations officers will be monitoring for DUIs while also enforcing traffic violations and other offenses.
“The primary reason for these checkpoint(s) and saturation patrols is that they are proven to save lives. We ask that law abiding citizens who may be briefly held up by the checkpoint(s) to please be patient and understanding. On the other hand, those who may consider drinking and driving should think twice. A DUI conviction can result in jail time, loss of driving privileges and a criminal record. Most importantly, driving under the influence can result in the loss of innocent lives,” he noted.
Funding for this checkpoint / saturation patrol has been made possible through a grant from the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office.