KPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on March 22, 2024

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Kristin Farley
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(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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KPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint on March 22, 2024

Posted: 03/08/2024
KPD logoThe Knoxville Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on the night of Friday, March 22, 2024.
KPD officers will staff the checkpoint, which will be set up on Magnolia Avenue in the Parkridge area. The purpose of the checkpoint is to deter impaired driving, prevent serious or fatal crashes, and increase public awareness of the consequences of driving while under the influence.  
During the checkpoint, officers will check motorists for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.  
Alcohol or drug impairment possibly contributed to over 43 percent of the fatal crashes that happened in Knoxville in 2022.  
In 2022, the KPD acquired a DUI checkpoint trailer through the Tennessee High Safety Office (TNHSO) Traffic Services grant at no cost to Knoxville taxpayers that will be used during the March 22nd sobriety checkpoint.  
The Knoxville Police Department reminds motorists to always practice safe driving habits in all situations. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, buckle up, reduce distractions, pay attention to the road, and never drive while under the influence