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Feds hope strict DUI punishment will spread nationwide

The opportunity to drive means different things to different people. For a teenager, it is a new sense of freedom and independence. For a mother, it is a way to get her kids (and herself) out of the house and to the store for the third gallon of milk for the week. For many Tennesseans, a license is necessary to earn a living and support a family.

Will holiday DUI awareness efforts lead to your Tennessee arrest?

While driving around Chattanooga, you probably notice twinkling lights on the trees, homes and street lights. You've probably seen the wreaths and decorated trees on and inside homes and stores. But have you noticed the red ribbons tied on Tennessee patrol cars?

Study suggests there's more to unsafe driving than BAC level

Whether a person gets arrested and charged with drunk driving often depends on a particular test. Sure, Tennessee authorities will ask a driver questions and perhaps have him or her perform some field sobriety tests. But there is one test that tends to secure a DUI charge, and that is the blood alcohol or a breath test.

Neighbor state wants to take Tennessee DUIs into account

There are beautiful and friendly neighboring states all around Tennessee. A lawmaker in one of those states, however, has a proposal in mind that some might not find very nice if they run into DUI trouble.

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