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How to Avoid a Holiday DUI Arrest in Knoxville

By admin on December 23, 2013

The holiday season – from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day – is the time when we see the highest number of DUI (driving under the influence) arrests. This is not only because we tend to party more and participate in more feasts and family gatherings. It’s also because law enforcement agencies deploy additional personnel to maximize enforcement efforts during the holidays. Police agencies in Tennessee also get special federal grants to conduct sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints during the holidays.

There are several steps we can all take to avoid a DUI arrest during the holiday season:

  • Don’t drink and drive. Do not drive under the influence at all.
  • Eat before you drink. If you are going to drink alcohol, make sure you eat enough food, which will help delay the absorption of alcohol. Read the rest »

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Tennessee Man Sentenced for Seventh DUI

By admin on December 19, 2013

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after blowing a number that was four times the legal limit. According to a WREG news report, this was his seventh DUI arrest. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.33 while the legal limit in Tennessee is 0.08. According to reports, this is his seventh DUI conviction.

The man pleaded guilty to driving as a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender and was sentenced to four years. Since drunk driving is not considered a violent crime in Tennessee, the man will need to fulfill only 35 percent of his four-year sentence. Read the rest »

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