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September 2020 Archives

What happens if I refuse a breath alcohol test in Tennessee?

It could be a big deal, but you do have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test in Tennessee. Our state has an "implied consent" law. That means that the state presumes you consent to a breath or blood test upon being arrested for DUI or related charges. You can revoke that consent, but you will generally lose your driver's license.

After a storm or disaster, be careful using portable generators

A portable generator can be a life-saver after a big storm, but it's crucial to use it correctly. The problem is generally carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless gas can easily build up in enclosed spaces, and exposure to a high enough level can be fatal in minutes.

Your Tesla's Autopilot won't keep you from getting a DUI

Recently, a group of friends posted a Tik Tok video in which, apparently intoxicated, they headed down the highway at 65 mph. They were singing an old Justin Bieber tune and drinking what appeared to be alcohol from open containers. The driver's seat was completely empty.

Over-the-counter medicines, including CBD, could impair driving

Did you know you can be arrested for DUI if you drive while impaired by legal, over-the-counter medications? It's true that some OTC medications can impair your driving, especially in combination with other medicines or with alcohol. If any substance impairs your driving, you can be charged with DUI if you drive while under its influence.

Study: 1 in 5 nursing homes face severe PPE and staff shortages

People in nursing homes make up less than 1% of the U.S. population. However, they account for 43% of all COVID-19 deaths, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Our loved ones are very vulnerable to this disease, and adequate staffing and personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential to their care.

Labor Day high-visibility DUI enforcement runs through Sept. 7

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times on U.S. roads in terms of drunk driving. Therefore, law enforcement agencies around the state and across the nation will be participating in high-visibility DUI enforcement through Sept. 7.

Bayer to settle US Essure contraceptive claims for $1.6 billion

Conceptus, Inc.'s product Essure was an implantable contraceptive device used by millions of women in the U.S. and abroad. Germany-based Bayer AG acquired Conceptus in 2013 for $1.1 billion. In 2016, the FDA required a safety warning on Essure's label and Bayer stopped selling it in 2018.

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