THP releases Boonaroo statistics
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:47 pm
The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District today announced preliminary statistics from the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Coffee County last Wednesday, June 12 through Monday, June 17, 2013.
State Troopers worked more than 5,900 hours over the six-day period. THP personnel investigated 17 crashes, including one fatal, three injury and 13 property damage wrecks. In 2012, State Troopers worked 29 traffic crashes with zero fatalities.
In addition, 22 speeding citations were issued by the THP, nine suspects were cited for driving under the influence, and three were nabbed for violation of the open container law. The state’s highway patrol officials also discovered nine seat belt violators and nine revoked or suspended driver license offenders.
“This is one of the busiest times of the year for our agency. We managed the influx of traffic on Interstate 24 and the surrounding roadways, and ensured motorists were obeying the law. State Troopers worked around the clock to provide tourists and citizens of Tennessee with a safe and secure event,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.
THP personnel also responded to 555 motorist assist calls throughout the six-day event. Citations issued by the THP are included below.