KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Announce Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Announce Upcoming Sobriety Checkpoint
DATE: May 27, 2016
In the ongoing effort to reduce the problem of Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) and related crashes, injuries, and fatalities, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint during the evening hours of Friday, June 3, 2016. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the City of Kingsport.

The Kingsport Police Department continues to stress that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to alcohol, but to any substance that impairs the ability to drive, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, as well as prescription drugs, even if they are prescribed by a physician. Remember…Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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