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Tennessee wrong-way driver facing drunk driving charge

A man out on bond on charges involving the deaths of two women was recently arrested for crashing his vehicle while driving the wrong way for a second time. The Tennessee resident -- who is facing 18 charges including drunk driving -- was arrested in 2015 for a similar incident in which two women lost their lives. The accused has also been charged with felony reckless endangerment with a vehicle, simple possession of a schedule IV substance, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Man charged with drunk driving after fluid leads police to him

A 32-year-old man is facing a DUI charge after a fluid trail from a crash site led police to him. The Tennessee resident and facilities manager of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was charged with drunk driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license. The authorities allegedly found his vehicle, which was involved in a hit and run, in the maintenance shop of the horse celebration grounds. A trail of fluid leaking from the vehicle made the search easy.

4 injured in Tennessee drunk driving episode

A 52-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and injuring four people, three of whom were transported to the hospital. The Tennessee resident was charged with drunk driving after allegedly running into two separate vehicles. He is also facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, vehicular assault (four counts), reckless endangerment and failing to yield the right of way. This is the third DUI charge for the accused. 

Drunk driving offenses on college campuses

Many students use college as a time to go a little wild. Too often, this desire to let loose and go wild involves going to parties and drinking in excess. Unfortunately, as many Tennessee college students discovered, these choices can lead to a variety of troubles, including some that could make life difficult in the future.  

Good Samaritan prevents possible drunk driving accident

While driving down the road, it can be easy to misinterpret common driver errors as drunk driving. Often times, a good Samaritan will notify authorities of any unusual or erratic behavior of fellow motorists in hopes of preventing a potentially tragic drunk driving accident. Case in point, Tennessee police recently arrested and charged a man with DUI after a witness reportedly followed him until he crashed into a pump at a local gas station.

Tennessee bus driver facing drunk driving charges

Throughout the school year, thousands of Tennessee students ride the school bus each day. While most bus drivers are honored to provide this service to students, the daily obstacles and amount of responsibility can sometimes take a toll, leading to poor judgment and decisions. Just recently, a Portland school bus driver was fired over drunk driving accusations.

Man faces 2nd drunk driving charge after tragic accident

Tennessee drivers usually understand the risks of driving late at night. Visibility is low, and there is always the danger of becoming drowsy or encountering drowsy or otherwise impaired drivers along the way. One man is now facing drunk driving charges following a late-night accident that left a family in mourning.

Fire chief arrested for drunk driving at end of career

At the end of an illustrious career, a person may dream of leaving the position with some honor and dignity. It is a time to look back with pride on accomplishments and contributions that may benefit the industry for years to come. Colleagues may throw a party, and the public may even offer expressions of gratitude and congratulations at this bittersweet moment. For one Tennessee public servant, however, the exit may be more bitter than sweet following his drunk driving arrest.

Drunk driving charges for man who hit police car

When a Tennessee driver is involved in an accident, he or she can usually expect to face many consequences and complications. There will likely be the bother of car repairs and higher insurance rates, which may seem pale if someone is injured in the crash. Perhaps complicating the situation even more is when the injured party is a police officer. One man is charged with drunk driving after an accident involving a patrol car.

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