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Tennessee and Alabama Officers Work Together to Enforce DUI Laws

By admin on August 25, 2014

Sheriffs’ offices across the state have teamed up with state police from Tennessee and Alabama to crack down on drunk driving. According to a WHNT news report, the goal of “Hands Across Borders” DUI campaign is to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths to zero.

Leading up to Labor Day weekend, officers will focus on drunk drivers, motorists who are unbuckled and drivers who are distracted. Their crackdown will include the use of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. An official with Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office has stated that high-visibility campaigns in the past have reduced impaired driving fatalities by 20 percent. The checkpoints and patrols are expected to lead to an increase in DUI arrests. Read the rest »

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The Cost of a DUI in Tennessee

By admin on August 13, 2014

Even first-time DUI offenders in Tennessee can face serious criminal penalties and financial losses. In addition to potential jail time and lengthy license suspensions, DUI convictions can prove very expensive. According to a recent news report in Nooga.com, DUI is one of the most expensive offenses because of the collateral consequences. Even one offense can cost thousands of dollars in fines and each subsequent conviction will cost more.

Blood alcohol tests
can cost about $250. Challenging the results of a blood alcohol test by calling experts to the stand in court can cost thousands of dollars. According to NerdWallet, the national average of insurance cost increase after a DUI conviction is about $850 a year. Furthermore, towing charges, license reinstatement fees and bail can all prove costly as well. According to a recent report in MSN Money, the total cost of a DUI conviction can reach about $10,000. Read the rest »

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