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Pleasant afternoon can result in charges of DUI

Sunday afternoons in the summer invite one to venture outdoors, enjoy the pleasant weather, spend time with friends and perhaps have a few drinks. A woman possibly returning home from one such afternoon in Tennessee may have been unaware of how alcohol she had consumed impaired her ability to drive. An accident resulted in the woman being charged with DUI.

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.

DUI charges and the death of a friend equals a nightmare scenario

 A young person who is charged with drunk driving can feel like his or her life is coming to an end. When the accident that led to the charge involves the death of another person, one's life can quickly become a nightmare. A young man from Tennessee was involved in such an accident when he was 18. The young woman who was killed was a passenger in his car. The man who had been driving was recently sentenced in a case that included charges of DUI.

Being accused of DUI can impact one's professional life

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.

New legislation aims to increase jail time for DUI convictions

It is common knowledge that drinking and driving don't mix. Some people may be unaware of how one or two drinks can impact their ability to safely drive a car. If pulled over, one may be accused of drunk driving, known as DUI. There are also people who habitually drive after having had more than one or two drinks. It may be that these are the people who are the target of legislation recently introduced in the Tennessee legislature.

Habitual drunk driving offender arrested for 17th time

Being arrested for a DUI in Tennessee can be a very unsettling experience. Being arrested for drunk driving when one has multiple such arrests may be terrifying and can result in the suspension of one's license and even more serious consequences. A recent accident involved a driver who had reportedly been arrested for 16 previous DUI infractions.

Tennessee man charged with DUI

A man believed to be under the influence of drugs was arrested on the night of Jan. 8 following a traffic stop, according to local sources. The Tennessee Highway Patrol took the 33-year-old man into custody under suspicion of DUI. His passenger, a 27-year-old woman, was charged with drug possession. Both individuals were set to appear in court on Jan. 11. 

Driving under the influence has serious ramifications

If a driver sees another car swerving in and out of its lane it is common to suppose that the driver is either distracted or may possibly be drunk. It is never a good idea to drink and drive in Tennessee. However, there are other factors that may cause vehicles to swerve, such as temporary distractions or medical conditions.

DUI can have long-lasting ramifications

Drinking and driving is never a good idea. While DUI is a violation of the law in Tennessee, it also poses a significant danger to the driver and others nearby. The holiday season is here and while that is no excuse, it does mean that there may be more drivers arrested for driving under the influence.

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