May 2018 Archives

Tennessee driver charged with drunk driving

A woman believed to have picked up a group of students while intoxicated is facing serious charges in Sweetwater, according to local sources. Tennessee authorities arrested the woman on suspicion of drunk driving on the afternoon of May 21. She faces a DUI charge as well as four counts of felony recklessness. If she is found guilty, she could go to jail for a substantial period of time and lose her driver's license, possibly permanently. 

Always refuse a search of your vehicle

For the most part, the police can only search a car if they have a warrant. This will not stop them from asking if it is all right if they search your car during a traffic stop. You have a right to refuse and wait for a warrant to arrive if an officer is certain a crime has taken place.

Rise in juvenile crimes in Tennessee schools, report says

Teachers and administrators do their best to keep schools safe, but this can be a challenge when students act out. According to recent figures, crimes reported in elementary and secondary schools across the state have increased 13.5 percent over the past three years. This concerning increase in juvenile crimes on school premises was shared in a report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released in May 2018.

Theft and property crimes: Gas clerk shoots robbery suspect

Police say three men who allegedly tried to rob a gas station got more than they bargained for from an angry clerk. This incident, classified under theft and property crimes in Tennessee, involves accusations that three armed men tried to rob a gas station store and the clerk wasn't having it. The 58-year-old employee is said to have fought back and ended up shooting one of the suspects.

Alleged domestic violence stems from man not paying for abortion

A 30-year-old woman is in jail for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend. The alleged episode of domestic violence in Tennessee took place when the man said he refused to give his girlfriend money to have an abortion. He told cops when he told the woman he wouldn't foot the bill to terminate the pregnancy, she physically lashed out at him.

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