Being Accused of DUI Can Impact One’s Professional Life
May 21, 2019
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.