Metro will operate a DUI checkpoint just south of downtown Nashville


Metro will operate a DUI checkpoint just south of downtown Nashville

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Those who head out tonight to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day are urged not to drive while impaired: extra patrols will be on the road.

Those who head out tonight to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day are urged not to drive while impaired: extra patrols will be on the road in Williamson and Davidson Counties.

Metro police officers will be staffing a sobriety checkpoint on 8th Avenue just south of downtown Nashville late tonight into Friday morning as part of the MNPD’s effort to enhance traffic safety in recognition that St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and parties are sometimes accompanied by excessive drinking.

The checkpoint will be staffed by the DUI Unit along with extra-duty officers working through a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers are expected to be on hand to observe.

Those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day are strongly urged to not drink and drive. Officers throughout the city will be closely watching for impaired and/or aggressive motorists.

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