This week the Chattanooga Police Department has announced that it will be increasing traffic enforcement for the rest of this year and into 2015. The department has received a grant from Governor's Highway Safety Office with a goal of improving traffic safety by reducing the number of serious crashes, traffic deaths and DUI offenders.
The law doesn't discriminate when it comes to age and drunk driving charges. If a teenager is charged with underage DUI in Tennessee, he or she has a lot at risk. A drunk driving conviction can have a significant impact on anyone's life.
In Tennessee, there is really no sympathy for the fact that teenagers experiment and make mistakes. Whereas a driver 21 or over would be charged with DWI with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, a 16-year-old with a BAC level of 0.02 would face an underage DUI charge in Tennessee.