December 2016 Archives

Young woman in Tennessee facing drunk driving charges

Anyone charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Tennessee is sure to face serious legal challenges in court. One teenager's situation was exacerbated by several additional factors. An alleged drunk driving incident occurred that resulted in her being booked at a county jail.

Seeking guidance concerning juvenile crimes in Tennessee

Undoubtedly, no Tennessee parent wants to receive a phone call from law enforcement officers with news that a son or daughter is in trouble with the law. Many will, however; in fact, some teenagers may already be facing juvenile crimes charges in the midst of the holiday season. Often, such calls involve under-age college students charged with DUI or smoking marijuana.

Man says drunk driving crash is not all that killed his father

Some time ago, a tragic incident occurred on the side of a road in Tennessee. It was a fatal accident that took the life of a 60-year-old man. Recently, that man's son spoke, sharing thoughts on how he feels about the woman facing criminal drunk driving charges in connection with his father's death and the possibility that she may go to prison.

When virtual violence goes viral

Like any internet fad, participants can inject craziness into the craze by taking the trend too far. The "Mannequin Challenge" is the latest viral sensation where normally mobile people imitate mannequins in what seems to be a modern-day game of "Freeze Tag."

Ho, ho, no: Handling traffic stops during the holidays

During the holiday season, most folks use vacation days to visit friends, family or entertainment venues. For those enjoying The Island, the ensuing gatherings can be full-filled. For those dealing with in-laws at get-togethers, the run-ins may be stressful. Whatever the vibe of the event, these feelings typically lessen during the car ride home as drivers take advantage of the ride home to decompress. For drivers who find speeding helps them to relax, getting pulled over for traveling at excess speeds will definitely wreck their ability to unwind. Law enforcement knows the season's revelry often leads to poor driving and institutes safety checks to reduce the chances of collisions.

The State Of Tennessee’s DUI Penalties And Prevention Efforts

After an effort to crack down on drunk driving nationwide in the eighties, DUI accidents have been reduced by 57 percent from 1982 to 2014. Continuing efforts to address the source of the crime through sobriety and treatment courts have also helped improve road safety.

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