THP announces increased enforcement for St. Patrick’s Day holiday

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NASHVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is increasing visibility and traffic safety enforcement efforts during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

The 48-hour campaign begins at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, and concludes at midnight on Wednesday, March 18.

Four people were killed in crashes in Tennessee during last year’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday period. One was in an alcohol-related crash. None of the four were wearing seat belts.Slideshow: THP St. Patrick’s Day Checkpoints

Fifty-four people were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving. THP issued 416 seat belt citations.

So far, 157 people have died on Tennessee roadways this year, compared to 171 at the same time last year.Web Extra: List of THP St. Patrick’s Day checkpoints [PDF]

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