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Understanding implied consent in Tennessee

If you are pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, it can be tempting to refuse to go along with the testing methods that law enforcement tends to use, especially if you understand the shortcomings in those tests that often lead to the accusation of innocent drivers. The fact is, though, that Tennessee, like every other state, has an implied consent law that imposes strict penalties on drivers who refuse to cooperate with law enforcement when a test is requested.

Man accused of drunk driving identified

Police officers frequently question drivers during traffic stops in Tennessee. Many times, an observed or suspected traffic violation has warranted the stop. In some circumstances, however, a traffic stop may lead to more serious consequences. A Johnson City man involved in a recent traffic stop now faces charges of drunk driving and evading arrest, among other accusations.

Driver hit in fatal crash charged with drunk driving

Serious injury and death often occur when two vehicles crash in a head-on collision. Many factors can contribute to accidents such as this in Tennessee. When drug usage or drunk driving are involved, a tragic situation becomes even more serious. A recent accident in Maryville claimed the life of two people and injured five others.

Auto-brewery syndrome may be to blame for your DUI

If you have recently been charged with intoxicated driving when you did not believe you were drunk, you may be suffering from auto-brewery syndrome. This condition was previously unknown, but it is gaining publicity after CNN reported that a New York judge dismissed one woman's DUI following evidence showing that she suffered from this rare disease. Here is what you need to know about dealing with auto-brewery syndrome.

Tennessee drunk driving laws changed

Having a drink or two then driving does not always constitute a criminal offense. In fact, there are many people accused of drunk driving who do not get convicted. One of the easiest ways to avoid such charges, of course, is to abstain from alcohol before driving. It's also a good idea to familiarize oneself with current Tennessee drunk driving laws.

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.

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.

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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