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Holiday DUI enforcement season starts Dec 11

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is partnering with the highway patrol and local police departments throughout the state for a campaign to reduce impaired driving over the holiday season. The agencies plan additional DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols during the entire holiday season.

Light drinkers beware: buzzed driving is drunk driving

When people think about drinking and driving, they often assume it mostly happens on special occasions like New Year's Eve. There's some truth to that, but it's important to recognize that the "high season" for drunk driving runs from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

From 'Blackout Wednesday" to 'Danksgiving': Be safe this holiday

Every year, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issue campaigns to fight holiday drunk driving. The DOT also releases funds to be used for extra law enforcement on holiday weekends, including Thanksgiving, when drunk driving is common. You should expect extra DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols this week.

Yes, you can get a DUI for drunken lawn mower driving

Recently, a Wisconsin man lost his appeal on a fourth-offense DUI in that state. The reason he had appealed was unusual: he had been operating a riding lawn mower when police pulled him over. He wasn't mowing his lawn when he was pulled over in 2017 -- he was using the lawn mower as transportation on city streets.

Utah lawmaker aims to make driving while THC-positive a felony

The legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes has revealed a serious issue in DUI enforcement. In the past, when marijuana was illegal throughout the United States, jurisdictions generally had zero tolerance laws for THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. That meant that being caught driving with any detectible amount of THC in your bloodstream resulted in DUI charges, regardless of whether you were actually impaired.

Can you be arrested for DUI in Tennessee when riding a horse?

After the recent story of a Soddy-Daisy man who was arrested for drunken horseback riding, many people have wondered if you can get a DUI when riding a horse. Some states' drunk driving laws encompass all sorts of vehicles, and some people have been arrested for horseback riding while under the influence.

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