The following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Police Department
for May 26-June 1, 2019:
May 28 — Lakeside Drive, Burglary. A burglary was reported at an empty home on Lakeside Dr.
May 28 — St. George Dr., Arrest. A vehicle was stopped leaving the marina after an alarm was set off and subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
May 28 — Stonehenge Dr., Theft. A motorcycle owner reported their tag missing/stolen from their motorcycle.
Security Tip of the Week
Beginning July 1, drivers could face a fine for using their cellphone while driving. Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving. Hands-free devices will be allowed, including "earpieces, headphone devices or a device worn on a wrist to conduct a voice-based communication," the legislation says. Dashboard mounts will also be allowed.
A driver's first violation will result in a $50 fine. If the violation is the driver's third offense or it results in a wreck, the fine jumps to $100. If the violation occurs in a work zone when workers are present or in a school zone when warning flashers are on, the fine is $200.
Other laws that go into effect in Tennessee starting July 1 are:
•Motor Vehicle Accident Reports — The minimum property damage threshold for which a motor vehicle accident requires a written report to be filed with the Tennessee Department of Safety is increased from $400 to $1,500.
•Driver Licenses — As enacted, requires a person to establish proof of United States citizenship; lawful permanent resident status; or, in the case of a temporary driver license, a specified period of authorized stay in the United States, if the person, for purposes of obtaining a Tennessee driver license, presents a driver license from another state that issues driver licenses to illegal aliens.
•A new law also authorizes an owner or leasee of a motor vehicle who is deaf or hard of hearing to request that the department of safety include such designation in the Tennessee Vehicle Title and Registration System (VTRS) database. The purpose of this law is for law enforcement to know the driver is hearing impaired.