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More cops, more stops, through remainder of July in Tennessee

Though a bit premature, the feeling that summer is winding down is creeping in. Sure, we aren't even into August yet, but back-to-school ads are already running, and Tennessee law enforcement is acting as though there are only days left to enforce summer strategies against drunk driving and other driving no-nos.

Controversy over Tennessee DUI checkpoint continues

Last week we shared a post discussing a Tennessee driver and how he recorded video of his experience during a sobriety checkpoint. During holiday times like the Fourth, it isn't unusual for law enforcement to increase its efforts to make DUI arrests. Those efforts include checkpoints, where driver after driver will be investigated by police. The driver responsible for the video recording made and shared his video so he could try to challenge the ethics of the law enforcement strategy.

Viral video shows what's wrong with Tennessee DUI checkpoints

YouTube users around the world can see what it means to be stopped at a Tennessee DUI checkpoint thanks to the actions of one young driver. A 21-year-old was stopped over the holiday weekend by a law enforcement officer and asked to pull over to the side of the road. Was he showing signs of impairment? Was he driving erratically? No.

Independence Day means drivers aren't free from DWI stops

On the holiday that celebrates the United States' independence, drivers need to keep their wits about them in order to remain free from legal trouble. The state announced that it plans to implement various aggressive law enforcement strategies in order to try to curb drunk driving in Tennessee.

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