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Increased checkpoints throughout state to reduce drunk driving

The holiday season is often a time of hustle and bustle for Tennessee residents and others across the country. Parties and other gatherings are frequently on the calendars of many people for this time of year. Party attendees may choose to partake of alcoholic beverages during their celebrations. However, after the festivities are over, it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Law enforcement officials in the state have announced plans to crack down on drunk driving through the end of December.

Alderman facing drunk driving charges, call for removal

Public officials in Tennessee and elsewhere around the country are often criticized for their political views and decisions. On occasion, constituents call for an ouster based on the official's performance in office. However, some Hendersonville residents are asking that an alderman be removed from office following drunk driving charges.

Man accused of drunk driving in shopping center parking lot

On just about any Saturday, men can be found aimlessly wandering around Tennessee shopping centers. Some are walking along the shopping corridors; others are waiting on nearby benches. A few even decide to wait in their car and perhaps even catch a nap or perhaps even drive around the parking lot to pass the time. The majority of these men are waiting on a wife, girlfriend, daughter or some other such person to finish shopping and finally relieve them of their boredom. The possibility of such an adventure ending in an arrest for drunk driving just doesn't seem likely.

Columbia man charged with drunk driving in hit-and-run incident

Driving while intoxicated in the state of Tennessee can result in some serious consequences. Someone could lose a license, be required to pay fines or even spend time in jail. However, if a person is injured or dies in an accident involving drunk driving, the consequences could be much more dire. A Columbia man was recently charged for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run fatality that occurred in Dec. 2016.

Which states are toughest on drunk driving?

It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks in Tennessee or in any other state in the nation. However, the consequences for drunk driving can vary significantly from state to state. A recent study by a financial website identifies the strictest states on driving under the influence.

Nashville man facing 13th drunk driving charge

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in the state of Tennessee. There are penalties associated with drunk driving charges that range from loss of license and fines to time in jail or prison. The consequences become even more severe if someone is determined to be a repeat offender. A Nashville man was recently arrested for the 13th time on DUI charges.

Nashville man faces drunk driving charges after hit-and-run crash

Getting behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks is never a wise decision in Tennessee or anywhere around the country. If convicted of drunk driving, an individual could face penalties from fines and loss of license to significant time in jail. The consequences are more serious if someone driving under the influence is involved in a fatal crash. A Nashville man is facing numerous charges after a recent accident, according to authorities.

Program helps those dealing with drunk driving charges

Often, when Tennessee drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence, it is difficult to get to get their lives back on track. The drunk driving charge may lead to the loss of a driver's license, the inability to keep a job and court fees that result from this cycle of crime. Many ex-offenders are simply looking for a way to break the pattern. A Memphis organization has been established to give individuals like this an opportunity for a fresh start.

General manager of hockey team facing drunk driving charges

Getting behind the wheel of a car after having several drinks can result in serious consequences. A conviction of drunk driving in Tennessee could lead to loss of a license, fines and/or jail time. The general manager of Knoxville's professional ice hockey team is facing a DUI charge after a recent incident.

Teacher faces charges of drunk driving, vehicular homicide

Getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks is never a good idea. Driving while under the influence in Tennessee can result in serious consequences, from the loss of a driver's license and fines to significant jail time. In dire situations, drunk driving can lead to fatalities and more grievous charges. A Crossville woman faces vehicular homicide and DUI charges from a recent crash.

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