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Summer fun can lead to a tragic DUI

Summer is the season for enjoying time with friends, laying back and occasionally drinking a little bit too much. Getting behind the wheel of a car if one has had a few drinks can lead to a DUI or worse. A person may not be aware of how alcohol can affect one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and tragic accidents can be the result. Such accidents can have a serious impact on one’s future in Tennessee.

A recent accident left three teenagers in serious condition when the car they were riding in collided with another vehicle. It was very early on a weekday morning and the car the teens were riding in turned left into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The oncoming vehicle struck the car on the right side in the middle, resulting in a T-bone collision.

The driver of the car that was hit was transported to an area hospital with what were considered to be non life-threatening injuries. He faces charges, including DUI, aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. He was also charged with failure to wear a seat belt. His three teenage passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries and their conditions were not further reported.

Being involved in a DUI in Tennessee can be a frightening experience made all the more so when injuries to others are involved. It is vital to know what one’s rights and options are in such a situation. Consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney is typically the best choice to protect applicable legal rights while pursuing the best possible result.