The East Ridge Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in a combined effort, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoints and patrol saturation on Friday and Saturday on various highways, streets, roads in Hamilton County and the city of East Ridge.
These locations include, but are not limited to, Ringgold Road, Spring Creek Road, Frawley Road, Germantown Road, Brainerd Road, Moore Road, and unincorporated areas of Hamilton County. The sobriety checkpoint will be held between the hours of 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. to include patrol saturation.
Officials said, "Our goal as always is to reduce crashes, remove the intoxicated and impaired driver, and save lives on our streets and highways. Special attention will be placed on the impaired/intoxicated driver, and those who chose not to buckle their seatbelt."
This checkpoint will be in conjunction with the Click It or Ticket Campaign sponsored by the governor’s Highway Safety Office.
Anyone with questions should contact Capt. Charles Lowery, Jr. of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, or Lt. Clint Uselton of the East Ridge Police Department.