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January 2016 Archives

Were you arrested after a failed sobriety test?

Field sobriety tests are commonly used by law enforcement officers to determine if a driver is likely under the influence or drugs or alcohol and should be tested further. Despite their commonality, the results of these tests could be misinterpreted by a police officer. If you believe that your rights were violated during the administration of a field sobriety test or after a failed sobriety test, we can help. 

Vehicular homicide charge filed against Tennessee driver

A Tennessee man is facing serious legal trouble after a car accident claimed the life of another driver. Law enforcement alleges that drugs may have played a role in the crash, and the man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. The defendant turned himself into authorities after an arrest warrant was put out. 

Tennessee firefighter arrested for drunk driving

A Tennessee fire fighter has been arrested for DUI over the weekend. He was also placed on administrative leave by authorities after his arrest. He was pulled over for suspected drunk driving because he was crossing lanes, but his vehicle also had expired plates. According to the report of the traffic stop, the officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle. The driver submitted to sobriety tests, which reportedly confirmed the suspicion of drunk driving.

Tennessee man faces vehicular homicide charges

A Tennessee man is facing serious legal trouble after a car accident resulted in the death of a passenger. The fatal one-car crash occurred as the vehicle was headed east on Interstate 240 when it hit the front right side of the guardrail. The vehicle subsequently hit a guardrail on the other side of the roadway before stopping up against the guardrail along the side of I-240 where the first collision occurred. According to reports, the passenger hit his head and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver was charged with vehicular homicide-intoxication.

"No refusal" campaign hoped to curb drunk driving

Tennessee law enforcement is launching a new campaign to curb drunk driving and make the roads safer over the holiday weekend. The holiday season is a time of year when drunk driving is more common, and the "no refusal" campaign was launched as a way to promote sober driving. As a result of this campaign, drivers can be forced to submit to a blood test during a traffic stop.

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