Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Law Enforcement Conducting Safety Checkpoints in Knox County

Spring has apparently sprung here in Knox County. With that said, Sheriff Dennison would like to make the citizens of Knox County and our visitors aware that Deputies, along with the assistance of local law enforcement, will be conducting public safety checkpoints, or roadblocks, throughout the county this year.

Checkpoints serve several purposes: detecting impaired drivers, motor vehicle and conservation law compliance checks, criminal investigation information gathering, and high-risk incident isolation. At the end of the day, we conduct them to safeguard you and your families from risky drivers and incidents.

We will be conducting checkpoints at varying times and locations throughout Knox County, often times with no notice other than this press release.

Please double check that your vehicle is properly registered, inspected, and insured. Ensure that you and your passengers are properly secured. Please do not engage in texting messaging. Finally, watch your speed and pay attention to your surroundings. Many areas of the county are undergoing road construction and the speed limits have been changed. Many of these changes are enforceable regardless of whether workers are present or not.

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