THP sobriety checks set in September in Roane County

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint the week of Sept. 1 on Bowman Bend at Caney Creek Road.

Another sobriety checkpoint will be the week of Sept. 2 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

During the checkpoints, troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. They will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.