FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit informed community members Thursday of an upcoming sobriety checkpoint.
To promote traffic safety, Williamson County officials will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Jan. 28th. The checkpoint will be on Franklin Road between Meadow Lake Road and Wilson Pike Circle and will last from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Metro Nashville Police Department also plans to hold a sobriety checkpoint on Franklin Pike in Davidson County and Williamson County.
In 2021, local officials reported that of the 96 fatal and severe injury crashes, 21.9% of them were alcohol-related.
The sobriety checkpoint is a multi-jurisdictional operation with the Brentwood Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Besides promoting traffic safety, Williamson County officials said the checkpoint would also help officers better enforce impaired driving laws.