Some holidays, such as New Year's Eve, have long been associated with overindulgence and alcohol. We have come to expect extra warnings about the dangers of drunk driving and the Tennessee Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement often have enhanced numbers of patrols on the roads and sobriety roadblocks, where drivers are questioned by troopers in an effort to determine if they have been drinking and are impaired.
On the holiday that celebrates the United States' independence, drivers need to keep their wits about them in order to remain free from legal trouble. The state announced that it plans to implement various aggressive law enforcement strategies in order to try to curb drunk driving in Tennessee.
When someone is charged with drunk driving, it can feel like it's inevitable that he will be convicted of the offense. But that isn't necessarily so in many DUI cases in Tennessee. Titans player Brandon Barden's case proves that there is hope after a drunk driving arrest in Tennessee, and sometimes that hope is satisfied when the prosecution drops the ball.