RCSD to increase patrols during Thanksgiving Holiday

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Rhea County Sheriff's Deputies at checkpoint in effort to keep roads safe. (photo submitted)

Sheriff Mike Neal announced that his office will be increasing patrols during the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning Wednesday November 21st through November 26th, 2018.

The Sheriff’s Department will focus their efforts on Alcohol and Traffic Enforcement targeting alcohol and speed violations for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.

In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be enforcing a Zero Tolerance Policy on speeding, drunk and impaired driving, and seat belt violations. Rhea County residents are urged to obey traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.

These extra patrol activities through Saturation Patrols and Sobriety Checkpoints are made possible through a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. The grant was awarded to the Rhea County Sheriff’s in a continued effort to lower traffic accidents related to alcohol, speed, and seatbelt violations.

Motorists are to expect to see deputies enforcing traffic safety countywide. Sheriff Mike Neal stated that he and his deputies are committed to keeping Rhea County roadways safe for all residents and visitors.

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