COVINGTON, Tenn – Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted several traffic enforcement operations throughout the county. Operations were held from Friday afternoon through Monday evening, during peak travel times. The enforcement operations were in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office “Click It or Ticket” campaign throughout the state of Tennessee. By placing additional patrol units on the roadways it increases visibility and hopefully decreases the odds of speeding, DUI drivers and the number of motor vehicle crashes.
During the operations, law enforcement officers issued 111 Tickets and warnings. These citations were issued for violations including: Speeding, Reckless Driving, Stop Sign Violations, Open Container, Child Restraint Law, No Seatbelt, Texting While Driving, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License Violations and Equipment Violations. There were 7 arrests were made during the operations:
- Johnathan Salgado (30) 4110 Gibbs St. Memphis, TN.—-Driving on Suspended DL and Disregarding a Stop Signal
- Tyler Gray (24) 304 N. First St. Apt # 2 Union City, TN.—-Driving on Suspended DL, Felony Evading arrest, Financial Responsibility, and Failure to Exercise Due Care
- Mario Davis (34) 217 Plum Orchard St. Humboldt, TN. —-Driving on Suspended License and Speeding
- Thazer Currie Jr. (29) 1386 Sandpiper St. Covington, TN.—-Felony Possession of Firearm
- Alex Givens (36) 172 Barbee St. Ripley, TN. —–Felony Possession of Firearm, Drive right except to pass violation, and Driving on Suspended License
- Erin Sartain (27) 2632 McWilliams Rd. Covington, TN.—— Poss of Sch II, Poss of Sch VI with intent to sell, Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest
- April Gibson (33) 3101 Woodrow St. Memphis, TN. —- Driving on Suspended License, Light Law, and Financial Responsibility
“Memorial Day is a holiday when people get together to celebrate. It is a time when a large number of citizens and visitors to our county are out on our roadways traveling to be with family and friends,” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley. “During these times we want to have these extra enforcement operations so we can put more patrol cars on the roadways of our county. This enables the Sheriff’s Office to enforce traffic violations encouraging people to think twice about speeding, remembering to “buckle up” and to not drink and drive. Our main objective is to save lives and reduce traffic crashes.” added Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.
This article originally appeared as a press release from Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.