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Report: Only 61% of people arrested for DUI are convicted

If you're arrested for DUI, you may notice an observer in the courtroom: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In 12 states across the nation, members of this anti-drunk-driving group send monitors into courtrooms "to make sure prosecutors and judges know that we are watching."

Starting July 1, Tennessee's DUI laws apply to e-scooters

Now that e-scooters have come to Tennessee, the state has taken notice and updated our laws. As of July 1, e-scooters will be considered motor-driven vehicles. That means that you can be arrested for DUI if you ride an e-scooter while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Prescriptions, even over-the-counter drugs could impair driving

In Tennessee, if your driving is impaired by alcohol, illicit drugs or any substance, you could be charged with DUI. That includes prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and even herbal or dietary supplements. The fact that they're legal won't prevent you from a DUI charge or even a conviction. Therefore, it's crucial to know what drugs could impair you and avoid driving when you could be impaired.

In Tennessee, DUI is more serious with a child in the car

Did you know that driving drunk with a child passenger may get you significantly increased penalties in the state of Tennessee? It can, and getting arrested for DUI with a passenger under 18 could get you charged with a Class D felony, if the child suffers a serious injury. If the child dies, you could be charged with a Class B felony, for vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Reminder: Boating under the influence is illegal in Tennessee

For a lot of people, drinking and being on the water seem to go together. Unfortunately, that sometimes includes drinking by boat captains and pilots. If you're in charge of driving a boat, you should be aware that it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Tennessee, including on federal waters. A boating under the influence (BUI) charge is much like a DUI.

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