Tennessee Highway Patrol increasing enforcement during Cinco de Mayo holiday

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Tennessee Highway Patrol will increase enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

THP Col. Tracy Trott says there will be more patrols and specialized traffic safety enforcement beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and concluding at midnight Wednesday.

THP personnel will hold sobriety and seat belt checkpoints and conduct statewide saturation patrols throughout the 48-hour holiday period.

As of May 1, officials say 266 motorists have been killed on Tennessee roadways this calendar year. That is six fewer traffic fatalities than this same time last year.

A list of all scheduled THP checkpoints can be found online at http://tn.gov/safety/thp/checkpoints.shtml .

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