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.
With any DUI conviction in Tennessee comes the threat of losing one's license. That is daunting enough for any defendant. For a defendant whose career depends on being able to drive, however, a drunk driving conviction can be significantly more impactful and damaging to his life.