|Kingsport Police Department
Dale Phipps, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint|
|DATE:||September 1, 2021|
|In the ongoing effort to reduce the dangerous problem of Driving Under the Influence and resulting crashes, injuries, and deaths, the Kingsport Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, September 10, 2021. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time and location inside the city limits of Kingsport.
Beyond the risk of serious injury or death associated with impaired driving, being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can impact your life in many ways, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and incarceration.
The Kingsport Police Department continues to emphasize to citizens that Tennessee D.U.I. laws apply not just to drinking alcohol, but to ingesting any substance that impairs the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, 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) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)