Sheriff's Office to conduct roadblocks throughout year

Jul 03, 2018

Rockland — Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison announced Tuesday, July 3, that deputies, with the assistance of other local law enforcement agencies, will be conducting public safety checkpoints, or roadblocks, throughout the county for the remainder of the year.

"Checkpoints serve several purposes, such as detecting impaired drivers, getting unsafe motor vehicles off the roadway, ensuring passengers are complying with occupant safety laws and limiting the public’s access to unsafe areas," according to the news release..

"We will be conducting checkpoints at varying times and locations throughout Knox County, oftentimes with no notice other than this informational release, to safeguard you and your families from risky drivers and incidents," the news release stated.

"Please double-check that your vehicle is properly registered, inspected and insured. Ensure that you and your passengers are secured properly. Do not engage in distracted driving behaviors such as text messaging. Finally, watch your speed and pay attention to your surroundings," the release said.

Comments (13)
Posted by: Edwin E Ecker | Jul 07, 2018 16:00

Good for ALL our LEO's we need more check points and increased PC stops to weed out all the offenders out there that use the system to do their dastardly deeds!

Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 05, 2018 14:46


Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 05, 2018 12:55

Law enforcement appreciated? Hell yes. I appreciate the military too. Doesn't mean I want martial law. Random roadblocks is 3rd world. Are we there now? Any people that would give up LIBERTY to ensure a little more SECURITY deserves NEITHER. BEN FRANKLIN.

Posted by: Gary W. Skarka | Jul 05, 2018 10:53

Agree with Mr. McKusic.  KUDOS to law enforcement.  We know your jobs are tough and dangerous.  We appreciate you going out there on behalf of all of us.

Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Jul 04, 2018 20:21

I agree. Have probable cause or leave people alone .

Posted by: Kendra Ruth Dawson | Jul 04, 2018 15:07

Why can’t we have more speed enforcement instead of checkpoints? Maybe both.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jul 04, 2018 13:33

Amazing how peoples attitudes shift like the wind. One day people are complaining that there is not enough police presence to slow down traffic and the next complaining as they do their job. KUDOS to all of those in law enforcement; you are appreciated.

Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 04, 2018 13:33

what is your probable cause to stop every vehicle on a certain roadway? How is this not illegal? Where the hell are we living?


Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 04, 2018 13:30

to safeguard?


Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 04, 2018 13:30

This is an over reach of government. Has the Sheriff proven that there is a need to inconvenience taxpayers? Are we living in a police state? Way too much leeway for the district court and sheriff's office.


Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 04, 2018 12:44


Posted by: Lawrence Edward Galkowski | Jul 04, 2018 12:44

BS. Harrassment

Posted by: Tom James Alexander Campbell | Jul 04, 2018 11:33

Are we in a time of crisis?


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