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Rep. Eric Watson (R-Cleveland) announced a partnership between the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) that will enable ABC special agents to more quickly gather information regarding alcohol-related traffic incidents.

Rep. Eric Watson (R-Cleveland) announced a partnership between the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) that will enable ABC special agents to more quickly gather information regarding alcohol-related traffic incidents.

 

ABC special agents now have access to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN). This law enforcement tool is a centralized data and document repository for public safety information managed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. ABC special agents may obtain investigative information on alcohol-related crashes submitted by the THP and other law enforcement agencies across the state. This information could lead to further investigation into possible violations of the state’s liquor laws.

 

“As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I am pleased the two agencies could come together and arrange for access to TITAN without the need for legislation. This is a great opportunity to possibly find those selling and serving alcohol in violation of the state’s liquor laws. This partnership could ultimately save lives,” Watson said.

 

“We are pleased to share the information in TITAN with the special agents in the ABC. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has increased its DUI enforcement in the past several months and this partnership could help in our efforts to reduce the incidents of alcohol-related crashes in Tennessee,” Col. Trott said.

 

“It is important for the ABC to get timely and accurate information regarding alcohol-related crashes. This information will help our special agents conduct more thorough investigations into establishments that sell and serve alcohol and potentially assist us find those in breaking the liquor laws,” Elks said.

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