drunk driving http://wmot.org en Police to Use "Refusal" Drunk Driving Blood Tests http://wmot.org/post/police-use-refusal-drunk-driving-blood-tests <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; More than 750,000 Tennesseans will be on the roadways over the holiday period, according to AAA estimates.</p><p>To help ease Fourth of July congestion, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes from noon today through 6 a.m. Friday.</p><p>Tennessee law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving during this week with the state&#39;s first-ever &quot;no refusal&quot; campaign.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:05:38 +0000 AP/WMOT 12812 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Highway Deaths Way Down http://wmot.org/post/tenn-highway-deaths-way-down <p><span lang="EN">KNOXVILLE, <font color="#ff0000" size="4"><font color="#ff0000" size="4">Tenn</font></font><font size="4">. (AP) &mdash; Tennessee&#39;s highway deaths in 2011 stayed below 1,000 for just the third time in 48 years.</font></span></p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN"><font size="4">Preliminary figures released by the Tennessee Department of Safety show the state had 947 traffic-related deaths last year. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, that could make 2011 the safest year on Tennessee roads in nearly a half century.</font></span></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:35:43 +0000 Associated Press 6284 at http://wmot.org