After crashing in a Knoxville school's parking lot, a woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. At the time of the accident, the woman was driving with two young children in her car, ages 7 and 10. The children were released into the custody of the school after their mother was arrested for drunk driving.
This nation is governed by a system of laws and rules that are intended for the well-being and safety of all. Sometimes, young people may find themselves on the wrong side of those laws and facing juvenile charges. Some of them are not yet capable of making the responsible decisions that often come with age. It is imperative that these individuals are guided by experience and compassion when facing this scenario here in Tennessee.
A 35-year-old driver has been arrested and is facing several charges after his vehicle allegedly struck a motorcyclist and he fled the accident scene. Tennessee officials have filed vehicular assault charges and additional accusations related to this incident. If he were to be convicted on these charges, he would likely face harsh punishments and other consequences.
The Vols defensive lineman Danny O'Brien was recently arrested at a Knoxville apartment on multiple charges. The Knoxville police were called to the scene after the report of a disturbance at the domicile, and they discovered O'Brien along with seven other football players supposedly drinking and partying. O'Brien was charged with underage drinking as well as other offenses.
A recent three-car crash on a Knox County roadway left one person dead and several adults and children injured. One driver is facing charges that include aggravated vehicular homicide. Responders had to close down the John Sevier Highway in the area of Austin Park Lane for hours as they extricated patients and investigators sought to determine what happened that evening. Though road conditions weren't specified, the initial police report indicates that the driver who allegedly caused the crash may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, had drug paraphernalia with him, and his driver's license had been revoked.
It can be a very serious matter when an underaged individual is accused of drunk driving. Such an allegation can lead to an underaged individual facing criminal charges, such as DUI charges and underage drinking charges. Impactful criminal punishments can be given to an individual if he or she is convicted of such charges.