MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Preventing fatalities and crashes will be the goal of officers at a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in Rockvale, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Monday.
The checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. until midnight near Rockvale Elementary School on State Route 99, also known as New Salem Highway, in Rutherford County near Murfreesboro.
Drivers will be checked to determine if they drank alcohol prior to driving.
The sobriety checkpoint is part of a Governor’s Highway Safety Office enforcement campaign, known as “Booze It or Lose It.”
The goal of the enforcement campaign is to reduce the amount of traffic fatalities and injuries by keeping drinking drivers off the roads. The campaign is funded under an agreement with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, a division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.