|Kingsport Police Department
Dale Phipps, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Department • www.KingsportPDBlog.com
|SUBJECT:||Kingsport Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint (Rescheduled)|
|DATE:||January 18, 2022|
|The previously announced Sobriety Checkpoint, originally scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022, has been rescheduled for Friday, February 18, 2022. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time in the Lynn Garden area of Kingsport.
As previously released:
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, January 21, 2022. This Checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed time in the Lynn Garden area 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)