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Music star accused of DUI and causing fatal Tennessee accident

A person's profession or status doesn't save him from the arms of the law. One of the stars of musical group 3 Doors Down is struggling with legal hardship right now. He's accused of a very serious crime involving drunk driving. It is as serious as it gets when death is involved.

New member of Tennessee Titans is new source of DUI law support

The lawmakers who want to make Tennessee drunk driving laws stricter might now all be able to classify themselves as football fans. At least they might say that they are fans of new Tennessee Titan Delanie Walker.

Chattanooga business challenged by drunk driving fears

There are those who drink alcohol and there are those who don't. Among the people with different lifestyles are varied and often passionate opinions about alcohol consumption. Business folk, lawmakers and the public of Chattanooga are currently debating a business matter that some believe directly impacts the safety on the roads.

Tennessee Supreme Court to settle evidence dispute in DUI case

When someone is pulled over and treated like a drunk driving suspect, it can be easy for him to just go along with whatever a police officer asks of him. He is made to feel guilty right from the start and can feel like he has to provide any sort of evidence that the police might want.

Tennessee tight end refuses sobriety tests during DUI investigation

When an accident happens or when a driver is pulled over in a traffic stop, reasonable thinking can sometimes go out of the car window. Nerves kick in. Fear grabs a hold of a driver. Nerves and fear can make a driver vulnerable to the investigation tactics of police.

Testing the tests: blood sample fermentation as a DUI defense

Being taken into custody after an accident and having your blood sampled for possible DUI charges will naturally make you feel helpless, even if you're sure you weren't intoxicated -- but the outcome of the blood test is not always the final word in the story. In a Vermont criminal DUI case currently moving through the courts, a forensic pathologist consulted by the defense has raised new questions about the manner in which the driver's blood was tested. Forensic pathologists are medical specialists who investigate the circumstances of sudden or accidental deaths.

MADD in Court

Mothers Against Drunk Driving ("MADD") was created with a noble purpose "to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and accidents caused by drunk drivers". No one could or can argue against that objective and MADD has evolved into a strong force in Congress and state legislature so that every politician is afraid to deny their requests for increased punishment for D.U.I. offenders and additional funding for its objectives. Tennessee, in 1982, passed one of the toughest D.U.I. laws in America and it has steadily been toughened despite only the opposition of the liquor, beer and wine industry and criminal trial lawyers lumped in with the social media advertising, personal injury lawyers who have drastically lowered the image of attorneys in the eyes of the public.

Drivers try to prevent DUI arrests with personal breath tests

What is in your glove compartment? Perhaps you have a pack of gum in there. Maybe you have some gloves, a checkbook, a pair of sunglasses and various writing utensils. If you are like a growing number of motorists, you might have something a bit more interesting: a breathalyzer test.

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