A week or so ago the Times-Gazette carried an article which gave dates and locations of roadblocks to be conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol during the month of July.
I remember many years ago when drivers who went through a roadblock might call a local radio station and have the location announced on the air. As I recall, THP didn't care for that -- at that time.
Why are they now issuing press releases announcing the times and locations of their roadblocks? I would think they would want to surprise people. I don't want the hassle of going through one, so I'll avoid those roads on the dates listed. Isn't that what an individual would do if he has no license or is drinking? My husband says that the people who drive with a revoked or suspended license or impaired by alcohol or drugs will not read the announcement and won't be aware of the roadblocks.
I still think there should be an element of surprise and the public should not be notified as to the date, time and place.