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December 2016 Archives

Felony DUI carries harsh penalties

Over the past few years, many states have renewed efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road and to educate the public about the dangers of driving after only one or two drinks. Legislators and safety advocates have long believed that strict penalties work to deter people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Tennessee proves its determination to fight drunk driving with harsh penalties for convictions. A felony DUI arrest is a serious matter.

If BAC is rejected in court, other tests may still prove DUI

Before a police officer can perform a test to determine a person's blood alcohol concentration, the officer must have a suspicion that the person may be intoxicated. Asking the driver to perform certain tests is the most common way for an officer to confirm that suspicion. While the BAC may tell the level of intoxication a person has reached, the Standard Field Sobriety Tests typically confirm that a person in Tennessee is intoxicated before any blood is drawn or Breathalyzer administered.  

Underage drinking may be more common than parents think

Parents of teenagers in Tennessee have a lot to worry about. Amid concerns for their education, motivation and overall well-being is the fear that peer pressure or adolescent risk-taking will get them into trouble. Some of the greatest trouble a teen can find involves underage drinking.

Bus driver faces vehicular homicide charges after 6 children die

Parents in Tennessee are still reeling from the horrific school bus accident that took the lives of six children and injured dozens more. The accident has parents and authorities questioning safety measures on buses as well as the vetting of potential bus drivers. The bus driver at the center of the tragedy is now facing charges of vehicular homicide.

Drunk driving charge follows traffic stop

A man and woman are in serious trouble following a traffic stop on Interstate 40. Tennessee State Troopers stopped their vehicle after reportedly noticing erratic driving patterns. Soon after, both the driver and passenger were facing serious criminal charges, including a drunk driving charge.

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