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THP Holding No Refusal Checkpoints over Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says DUI arrests are up almost 35 percent this year. And with a holiday weekend coming up, as well as Boomsday and the first UT game of the season, THP says troopers will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers. “We would like to see where nobody drives impaired…
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August 26, 2014 0

Social Host Law

Many well-intentioned parents think that letting their child drink in their home will in the long-run teach them how to drink responsibly and will prevent them from drinking elsewhere. Early consumption of alcohol in any context increases the likelihood of problems in the long-run. Unfortunately, drinking with parents in the home does not prevent children…
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August 25, 2014 0

Tobacco Retailer Training and Enforcement

FDA is working to help retailers comply with tobacco regulations by providing webinars, training videos and guidance documents on how to educate employees about tobacco laws. FDA is also working with state regulators to enforce federal regulations. Retailer Compliance Training FDA hosts a webinar series to educate retailers across the country on federal tobacco regulations and how to…
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August 22, 2014 0

Labor Day travel poised for 6-year high

More than 646,000 Tennesseans and 34.7 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles over the Labor Day weekend, which would be the most for the holiday weekend in six years. Last year, just over 633,000 in Tennessee and 34.2 million in the U.S. made a Labor Day trip, according to AAA –…
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August 22, 2014 0

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. Underage drinking is a risk that attracts many developing adolescents and teens. When young people try alcohol, they often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families, and their communities. Aside from being illegal,…
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August 18, 2014 0

Youth Marijuana Use Rises Nearly 11 Percent in Colorado Since Medical Legalization

A new report that analyzes the impact of medical and retail marijuana in Colorado found that youth marijuana use increased by nearly 11 percent since medical marijuana became legal in 2009  . since retail marijuana began overall crime rose nearly 7 percent. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) looks at the effects of the…
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August 15, 2014 0

Family aims to end drunk driving to honor a lost life

(WBIR) Drivers traveling through one East Tennessee county Saturday night probably noticed more law enforcement and some local DUI checkpoints and DUI court process details. Several state agencies, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, were looking for impaired drivers. All of this to honor a local woman who lost her life in a drunk driving accident…
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August 15, 2014 0

Amazon Smile Donates to RCADC

Make sure when you’re ordering from Amazon you go through AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  Click on the link below and order! http://smile.amazon.com/          


August 11, 2014 0

C.A.M.P. Kid Giving Back!

It’s great to see C.A.M.P. kids giving back to young ones at Boys and Girls Club!


August 11, 2014 0

BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, just like driving under the influence, is a dangerous and illegal activity. As with drunk driving, all 50 states consider a boater legally intoxicated when his or her blood alcohol content level reaches 0.08%. Roughly half of all boating accidents are alcohol or drug-related. The United States…
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August 11, 2014 0