It is commonly known that drinking and driving don’t mix. Nevertheless, Tennessee courts are full of drivers facing DUI charges. Many people may not realize how a certain amount of alcohol can impair their judgment. A case involving an area school administrator may be a case in point.

A woman who is a school administrator in Stewart County was recently charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. She was also charged with failure to exercise due care while driving a vehicle. The incident occurred on a recent Tuesday afternoon.

The accused driver was driving south on a two-way road when she crossed over the double yellow line. She collided with a pickup truck that was heading north. The truck went off the road into a nearby parking lot. The truck’s mirror was damaged, and the driver  suffered injuries not thought to be life-threatening. The driver who hit him continued driving and was apprehended at her home later that day.

Being charged with a DUI can be frightening and can have implications for one’s professional life as well as one’s personal life in Tennessee. When a person is accused of a DUI there are procedures that must be followed regarding any field testing and collection of evidence. A person facing charges may benefit from consulting with a criminal defense attorney. A lawyer can review the case to assess whether procedures were followed accurately and evidence was gathered appropriately. A knowledgeable attorney can inform the client of one’s rights and work to ensure that those rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process.