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.
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.
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.