Many young people want to have a variety of experiences while they are in college. However, some of those experiences could be costly if they end up resulting in a person having criminal charges brought against him or her. In particular, alcohol can play a role in many college get-togethers, and charges for drunk driving could result.
It was recently reported that two individuals attending the University of Tennessee were taken into custody on charges of DUI. Apparently, the driver of the vehicle was traveling 30 mph over the posted speed limit as the vehicle was going 65 mph in a 35-mph zone. An officer stopped the vehicle and for undisclosed reasons believed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol.
The owner of the vehicle was a passenger at the time of the stop, and both he and the driver were reported as being 18 years old. The person who was allegedly driving at the time is currently facing charges for DUI, being a minor in possession of alcohol, speeding and possession of a handgun while under the influence. The passenger and vehicle owner has had allegations of DUI by consent and being a minor in possession of alcohol leveled against him. It was noted that both individuals were on the football team, and the university had not provided a statement regarding the incident at the time of the report.
Drunk driving charges at such a young age can immensely impact various aspects of these Tennessee teens’ futures. Therefore, it will undoubtedly benefit them to review their criminal defense options in relation to the allegations brought against them. Though they were taken into custody in regard to the same incident, each young man may find the best individual route that suits his particular desires.