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Drunk driving charge stems from hit-and-run incident

Usually, there are many ways any given situation could be handled. If a person is accused of drunk driving, it may be wise to explore the various ways that he or she could defend against the allegation. Possible defense avenues may not always be obvious and can depend on the exact details of an arrest, so it is prudent to assess those options closely.

One woman in Tennessee is likely hoping to find her best defense route after recently being arrested. According to reports, the woman was driving when she was involved in an accident with another vehicle. However, she purportedly did not remain at the scene, which caused officers to search for her. After finding and stopping her vehicle, the woman reportedly stated that she did not remember crashing her vehicle. It was noted that before the incident with the other vehicle, the woman also allegedly struck a street sign.

Officers indicated that the woman smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. She purportedly stated that she had been drinking at a bar earlier, and officers allegedly found a bottle of vodka in the vehicle. After receiving medical clearance, she was taken into custody on charges for DUI, violation of the open container law and leaving the scene of an accident.

Now, this Tennessee woman will undoubtedly want to make sure she puts a steady foot forward when it comes to addressing the drunk driving charge and other allegations. It may benefit her to gain reliable information about the charges and to closely assess the circumstances that led to her arrest. This information could certainly be beneficial as she prepares her criminal defense presentation.

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