SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS SCHEDULED IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

The Fairfield Glade Police Department, in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Crossville Police Department, will conduct sobriety checkpoints from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024.

The checkpoints will be on Peavine Road, Highway 70, and Lantana Road.

So why are sobriety checkpoints announced in advance?

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that DUI checkpoints are constitutional, but only if certain procedures are followed. Law enforcement must announce the date and time of the checkpoint. There must be a valid reason for the checkpoint, such as drunk driving arrests or collisions are more frequent on a given route.