Willett said officers ask those citizens who may be briefly held up by the checkpoint(s) to please be patient and understanding.
Those that may consider drinking or using drugs that impair their ability to drive should think twice! A DUI conviction carries jail time, heavy fines, loss of driving privileges and a criminal record. Most importantly, driving under the influence can and often does result in the loss of innocent lives, he added.
Funding for this checkpoint / saturation has been made possible through a grant from the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office.