While driving around Chattanooga, you probably notice twinkling lights on the trees, homes and street lights. You've probably seen the wreaths and decorated trees on and inside homes and stores. But have you noticed the red ribbons tied on Tennessee patrol cars?
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.
Drivers have various rights to help protect them from wrongful arrests and charges like drunk driving. For example, Tennessee law says that a driver doesn't have to consent to field sobriety tests. That is an important right that many drivers are wise to exercise.
Many kids and sports lovers might look up to professional athletes. Sure, an NFL player might make a hefty salary, travel the world and be on TV. But he is just like anyone in terms of being vulnerable to being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.
It's the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration. Though it has become a tradition for many in the state, traditions can change over time. This year, a change in what's being served at the Tennessee venue is moving law enforcement to up its DUI efforts.
"Assign a designated driver." That is how many drinkers would answer the question about how they go out and party but still get safely home. A recent study suggests, however, that the safety of a designated driver might be a myth to some extent.