With the summer holiday season upon us, it is important for Memphis residents to keep important laws in mind. As we discussed last week, a person who is found guilty of a DUI could face many charges, fines and even license revocations. It is best to play it safe so that the entire summer can be enjoyed.
In the state of Tennessee, driving under the influence is a serious offense. Those who are convicted of the crime could face hefty fines, jail time and license revocation. So what are the laws regarding DUI in Tennessee?
Being accused of drunk driving can be disastrous for anyone's reputation, but this it may be especially true when the accused is a public figure. A Tennessee state representative is now facing such a situation, and the effect they have on his reputation and job remains to be seen.
No Memphis resident wants to face a DUI charge, but for those who are underage the penalties can be severe. Prosecutors aggressively pursue drunk driving charges and the public generally backs their vigor. Underage drivers who have been arrested for underage drunk driving can face criminal charges and fines.
According to Tennessee law enforcement, a 38-year-old woman was allegedly driving down I-65 the wrong way in Nashville recently and crashed head-on with a Chevrolet Corvette, killing at least one person. Police records allege that the woman admitted to them that she was drinking before the time of the accident; she had consumed half a bottle of Hennessey liquor, she told authorities.