For only the second time in Tennessee, sobriety checkpoints taking place this week will include large pictures of DUI victims along the roadside.
17-year old Racheal Slade and
16-year old John Daugherty died after their car got hit by a drunk driver in July of 2008.
In January of this year, their 22-year old passenger, Shane Standridge, also passed away.
That's why the state of Tennessee,
the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the McMinn County Sheriff's Office and Etowah Police have teamed up for two separate DUI checkpoints on Friday night.
The first takes place in front of the Etowah Police Department along Highway 411.
The second will be conducted by Troopers on Highway 411 at the Polk-McMinn county line.
Law enforcement officers won't just be targeting drunk drivers, according to Clint Shrum of the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
"If we catch people driving under the influence of alcohol, they're going. Under the influence of illegal drugs, they're going. And under the influence of prescription drugs, they're going. And when I say they're going, they're going to the McMinn county jail."