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TCSO arrests nine, tickets 41 in saturation

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The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturations, DUI enforcements and bar checks over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Extra enforcement was put on the roadways in order to have a more visible officer presence to help ensure safer roadways for our citizens and visitors alike during peak times when vehicular travel is at its highest during the holiday.  
During the operations, officers issued 41 tickets and warnings. Tickets were issued for violations including: Speeding, Reckless Driving, Seatbelt, Child Restraint, Registration Violations, Tint Violations, Equipment Violations, Disregarding Stop Sign, Light Law, Drivers License Violations and No Insurance.  Nine arrests were made during the operation on various charges as well. Arrested during the operation were:
1.Tiffany N. Freeman (21) 525 Oakland Hils Drv. Oakland, TN…Possession of Marijuana
2.Allison P. Carroll (42) 1284 Leighs Chapel Rd. Covington…DUI 1st and Improper Registration
3.Laventrice Puryear (28) 126 Justin Cve. Covington…Revoked/Suspended DL, No Insurance, Light Law violation and Tint violation
4. Terry Holland (43) 1509 Michael St. Covington…Open Container, Revoked DL, No Insurance and No Seatbelt
5. Mark Bryan (26) 9285 Blakeview Rosemark, TN…Revoked/Suspended DL, Light Law and No Insurance
6. Glen McCool (23) 1535 Tipton Rd. Munford…Revoked/Suspended DL, No Insurance, Reckelss Driving
7. Tanya Maxwell (32) 148 Village Drv. Covington…Revoked/Suspended DL, Light Law
8. Arthur Hughlett (48) 513 Peete St. Covington…Public Intox and Pedestrian in Roadway
9. Samuel Y. Jackson (30) 315 N. College St. Covington…Fugitive for Possession of Controlled Substance

“Thanksgiving” is a time that a large number of citizens and visitors to our county are out on our roadways traveling to be with family and friends.  I feel that it is crucial we “step up” our visibility and enforcement efforts whenever we know there will be a larger number of drivers on our roadways. Unfortunately, a number of these people will make poor decisions and consume alcohol and/or narcotics and attempt to operate their vehicles in celebration of the Holiday.  By being visible and aggressive with our efforts it helps to keep the intoxicated drivers off the road and hopefully from any serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents.  
As the Christmas Holiday is quickly approaching the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting saturations and enforcing traffic laws throughout the county.  The concentrations will be those that are Driving Under the Influence (DUI), speeding, and seatbelt usage.  The season for holiday shopping results in more drivers on the roadways and by reducing the speed will aid in reducing the number of crashes during the season.”
These efforts are aided by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) with additional funding that allows us to continue these operations so our roadways remain as safe as possible. Without the assistance from the GHSO many of our operations would not be possible.

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