Chattanooga's neighbor to the north, the city of Knoxville was unhappy with its inclusion in the top ten listing of cities with DUIs and fatal accidents. The study, which was put together by the website Nerd Wallet, looked at DUI arrests, fatal car accidents and the cost of insurance after a DUI.
What are some of your daily routines? If you are like many other Tennessee residents, you probably wake up, have breakfast, take your vitamins, medications and a shower. It sounds like it is no different for even high-profile public figure Kerry Kennedy.
A common fear among the public is that, if they get arrested and convicted of a crime in Tennessee, they will go to prison. Whether incarceration is a real threat depends on the criminal charge and case.
The human body and the science of impairment are complex matters. The criminal justice system likes to try to simplify the issue of impairment, but there can be more to a seemingly impaired driver than too much alcohol in his system.
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.
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.
While getting pulled over is never pleasant, most drivers wouldn't expect the incident to become one of violence. If a driver follows the instructions of an officer and complies with the law, there is no reason for a simple traffic stop to involve a physical altercation.
If you were to drive to a courthouse for a hearing related to any criminal charge, you would hopefully do so in a legal manner, at least that is what a criminal defense attorney would advise a client to do. A Tennessee woman has made the news for reportedly violating what an attorney or common sense would tell her to do.
Some people will go to great lengths to avoid a drunk driving arrest. In the case of a Tennessee pair, they apparently saw relying on a sober driver as a wise way to get around a possible DUI problem. However, when that sober driver is 11 years old, that isn't a good -- or legal -- idea.
Last month, Tennessee police got a call that there was a parked school bus in a parking lot with the driver inside. When authorities reported to the location and approached the bus driver, they had reason to begin a drunk driving investigation.