THP reports 0 fatal crashes in 'No Refusal' counties

THP reports 0 fatal crashes in 'No Refusal' counties
THP Colonel Tracy Trott (Source: TN.gov)
THP Colonel Tracy Trott (Source: TN.gov)

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - During the New Year's Eve holiday period there were no fatal crashes in Shelby County.

Tennessee Highway Patrol operated "No Refusal" enforcement in eight counties. No fatal crashes happened in any of those counties. Troopers did arrest 68 people on suspicious of impaired driving.

In Shelby County, 11 people were arrested and charged with DUI.

"Our state troopers investigated zero fatal crashes in the eight No Refusal counties," THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. "We believe this particular enforcement makes an impact and saves lives, and we hope to produce those same results in 2015."

The "No Refusal" law allows troopers to seek warrants for blood samples if drivers refused to take a breathalyzer test.

During the 102-hour New Year's Eve holiday period, eight people died in crashes across the state of Tennessee. Two of those were alcohol-related crashes.

Click here to see all the stats from the 2014-2015 enforcement, as well as information about the New Year's Eve periods with the lowest and highest fatalities.

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