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THP conducting ‘no refusal’ enforcement through weekend

THP conducting ‘no refusal’ enforcement through weekend

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NASHVLLLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for a “no refusal” enforcement campaign over the Labor Day holiday.

The “no refusal” law allows officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

THP Colonel Tracy Trott said in a news release that it will be implemented in each of the eight highway patrol districts with the help of local law enforcement across the state. Trott said the goal is to remove drunk drivers from the road and save lives.

In addition to “no refusal” enforcement, troopers will conduct driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, as well as saturation patrols and bar and tavern checks.

The special enforcement effort begins at midnight on Friday and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 1.

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