Tag: new year’s eve
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on December 31, a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by a 23-year old man was traveling west on the 101st Parkway. A Chrysler Sebring driven by a 31-year old man was traveling also traveling west on the 101st Parkway at a high rate of speed. The Sebring crashed into the rear of the pick-up truck near the intersection of the 101st Parkway and Peachers Mill Road.
The 31-year old driver of the Sebring was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Lifeflight with a head injury. The 23 year old male driver and his 32 male passenger were taken by ambulance to B.A.C.H with non-life threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol may have been factors.
The lead investigator is Officer Bill VanBeber.
[Photos by CPD-Jim Knoll]
The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols December 30 and 31, 2011 which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office .
The results from the saturation patrols are:
- DUI – 7
- Revoked/Suspended License-9
- Improper Passing-1
- Equipment/Light Law-23
- Following Too Closely-1
- Other Driver License Violations-1
- Traffic Signals – 6
- Registration – 3
- Other Violations-3(Simple Possession-1, Implied Consent-2)
- 94 Vehicles stopped
- Total Number of Charges-100
Photos by CPD-Jim Knoll-All are from the Saturation Patrols
Revelers gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn for a New Year’s Gala to welcome 2012 with “class and style.” The formal attire celebration was presented by Gents Formal Wear, and sponsored by Freedom Deli, Studio 931 Photography, New South Coffee Company and Imagine Media Solutions.
“We just wanted people to have fun,” said Randy Younger, owner of Gents Formal Wear on Madison Street. “It looks like they did,” he said. The hotel provided the setting, complete with a dance floor. Lady B spun her tunes for the evening, prompting plenty of beats for dancers throughout the evening.
Happy new year from all of us at Business & Heritage Clarksville.
Photos by David W. Shelton.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve by bringing in the new year with class and style at the Gents Annual New Year’s Gala. Said New Year’s Gala will will be held this year at the Hilton Garden Inn on 290 Alfred Thun Road ( near Exit 4). Party revelers with their dancing shoes on can take pride in knowing that the 8pm to 2am event will feature guest D.J. Lady B. New Year’s Gala tickets will cost $60 for couples and $35 for singles. Tickets may be purchased via Gents Formal Wear, Imagine Media Solutions, Studio 931 and at the Hilton Garden Inn (the latter on the night of the gala only).
A full course meal will be served for all attendees. Champagne will be provided for free for every attendee at about ten minutes till midnight. A cash bar is available at the event for alcohol, which is not included in the ticket cost. Formal attire will be required; however, tuxedos are not. Rent any in-stock tuxedo for only $59.99 with the promotional postcard available at: Freedom Deli, Studio 931, Gents Formal Wear, New South Coffee, and Imagine Media Solutions. Ladies’ formal wear is also available for purchase at the Gents Formal Wear store; please call (931) 920-8444 for details. Regular slacks and dresses will also be fine to attend the event in as well.
A package deal will be provided as follows: rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn normally go for $139.00 plus tax but the package deal for the Gents Annual New Year’s Gala will allow guests to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn for $109 plus tax for the night. Also, breakfast for two usually is an additional cost incurred but on the morning after the event, free breakfast will be included for those who stayed at the hotel to attend the event. In addition, Gala-goers who stay with the Hilton Garden Inn on the night of the event will be allowed to sleep in late. Just add up the costs and anyone can see the savings provided by celebrating New Year’s Eve in Clarksville at the Gents Gala. Forget going to Nashville for New Year’s Eve. What a deal; what a night!
In addition to attending the event, a door prize will be given upon entry. One lucky couple will win a free stay at the Hilton Garden Inn via a raffle with other prizes to be raffled off. The all-female team at Studio 931 will be providing free make-up in their spectacular make-up room and shooting photography for the event for a small fee.
For more information, please contact Gents Formal Wear by calling (931) 920-8444 or emailing the store from their website at www.gentsclarksville.com. The Annual New Year’s Gala is presented by Gents Formal Wear whose sponsors this year will include: Studio 931, Freedom Deli, and New South Coffee Company.
The free service is open to anyone who is too impaired to drive home. People who live within the city’s limits can call for a ride between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4 a.m. for a ride home.
“Last year, more than 130 people called for rides. “We’ve made sure that more than 450 people got home safely in the past three years. We’re very pleased to be able to offer the program again this year,” said Jimmy Smith, Director of the Clarksville Transit System.
Anyone who cannot, or should not, drive home on New Year’s Eve can call 931-553-2429 to request a ride. Information is also being posted in restaurants, bars and other stores around town with the phone number. CTS emphasizes that this is not a shuttle service. People will be picked up at their location and driven directly home.
“Operation Safe Ride is another example of Clarksvillians taking care of each other. We all want to have a good time on New Year’s Eve and celebrate the coming prosperous year. “We also want to make sure that everyone is safe. I appreciate the city employees who have agreed to work on “Operation Safe Ride” to help keep everyone on the roads safe on New Year’s Eve,” said Mayor Kim McMillan.
If you believe you might need a ride after your New Year’s celebrations, take the number with you and call for a safe ride. 931-553-2429.
For the 23rd year, the Clarksville Transit System will offer free bus rides on New Year’s Eve, into the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. Operation Safe Ride is a five-hour service offering free rides home from any public or private location within the Clarksville city limits. The number to call to get a free ride home is 931-553-2429.
“Our single purpose with this program is to help prevent drunk driving in our region,” said Clarksville Transit Director Jimmy Smith. “We continue to offer Operation Safe Ride to the Clarksville community as a way to give back and help keep our citizens and roadways safe during a key evening that can be particularly hazardous for many.”
Operation Safe Ride runs from 11 p.m. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, through 4 a.m. Jan. 1, New Year’s Day.
“Last year we transported more than 200 people safely home,” Smith added. “We’ll have between eight and 10 small buses on the road so our response time will be very good. If you even think you need a ride home, or a friend asks you not to drive, don’t hesitate. Just call us and stay on the safe side.”
The holiday season is one of the deadliest and more dangerous times of the year on the roadways, due to an increase in impaired driving. During the 2009-2010 New Year’s holiday, 10 Tennesseans were killed in roadway crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
Area and state law enforcement agencies will be conducting sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints throughout the state over the holiday driving season.
One percent decline from the 306 impaired driving deaths in 2008, and a 19.6% decline from the 377 impaired driving deaths in 2007. “We’re glad to see that roadway deaths due to impaired driving are on a downward decline,” Smith said. “That’s why we continue to offer Operation Safe Ride. If we can help save just one life, it’s worth it.”