A woman was recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) for a particularly bizarre reason. The driver, who is currently facing repeat DUI charges, was taken to a local hospital after she crashed her car into a mailbox. The officers who responded to the accident noted that she was acting disoriented at the time of the incident.
Evidence inside the vehicle led the officers to believe that she may have gotten high using aerosol cans of whipped cream. According to a witness, the officers found a large amount of empty cans of whipped cream in the car. Tennessee law enforcement found a total of 13 cans in the vehicle. Besides the injuries sustained by the driver, no one else was hurt in the alleged drugged driving accident.
Drugged driving is a crime that carries similar penalties to a drunk driving conviction. While it is believed that the woman was high, it should be noted that there is no indication that a chemical test was administered. Despite the circumstances of the incident, she has not yet been convicted of a DUI, thus she is still innocent in the eyes of the law.
When an individual is arrested for drunk driving or a repeat DUI, it is particularly important to seek the assistance of a tenacious defense team. A person's freedom and right to drive depends on how the defendant responds after an arrest. By acting quickly, a Tennessee defendant's rights can be protected throughout the entire legal process, and a proper defense strategy can be identified.
Source: wjhl.com, "Police: TN woman gets DUI after using whipped cream to get high", June 3, 2015