KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
DATE: February 5, 2018
In the ongoing effort to reduce the problem of Driving Under the Influence and resulting crashes, injuries, and deaths, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, February 16, 2018. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time and location within the City of Kingsport.

Being convicted of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs can impact an offender’s life in many ways, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, significantly higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and incarceration.

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

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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