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The Traffic Division officers, joined by extra-duty MNPD personnel working through a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, will be staffing a sobriety checkpoint late Friday night on 8th Avenue South

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, as part of a continuing effort to improve safety on our roadways, The Traffic Division officers, joined by extra-duty MNPD personnel working through a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, will be staffing a sobriety checkpoint late Friday night on 8th Avenue South, north of the Edgehill area.

In 2021, nearly 40% of fatal crashes in the city involved impairment.

Also last year, MNPD officers responded to 1,000 crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs with more than 600 resulting injuries.

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