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Sobriety checkpoints week of Aug. 26
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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of August 26, 2011on SR 96 and SR146 in Dekalb County.Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers 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.