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Drunk Driving Archives

What happens if you refuse a breath test?

You decided to go out for drinks with your friends, but you didn't drink much yourself. That's why you were surprised when an officer decided to pull you over. Initially, he said it was because you had a tail light out, but then he alleged he could smell alcohol. From there, an innocent stop turned to allegations that you'd been drinking.

Tennessee to crack down on DUIs during Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a great holiday where people celebrate the freedom and birth of a nation. Unfortunately, some people's celebrations get out of hand. That means it's likely that reckless, drunk drivers may be on the roads, and reckless boaters might be on the water.

Does coffee help you sober up, or is that a myth?

You're out drinking, and you know you've had too much to legally drive. You don't want to pay for a cab home, though, so you decide you'll just swing by the local all-night coffee shop, drink a cup of hot brewed coffee, and then get in your car. After all, you've heard that it helps you sober up faster than just waiting for the alcohol to leave your system.

5 ways alcohol impairs your driving

You know that it's illegal to drive while under the influence, but it's important to look at a few specific ways that alcohol can impair your ability to drive. This can also help shed some light on why people are sometimes pulled over when they're not drunk. Five examples include:

Man arrested with 10 license suspensions

On Thursday, Jan. 8, a police officer with the Tennessee Highway Patrol watched a car commit a traffic violation. That's a fairly common occurrence, and the officer flipped on his lights and siren, pulling the car over. What he found when he ran the driver's license wasn't nearly so common.

Can you challenge a breath test?

So you got pulled over, the Tennessee police gave you a breath test and it said you were over the legal limit. They arrested you and they want to charge you with a DUI. That's the end of it, right? The test says that you broke the law, so you're going to be convicted.

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