Reasonable people in Tennessee can disagree about what is the most serious issue facing society at any given time. We suspect few would disagree, though, with the proposition that curbing driving under the influence seems to be a constant concern.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol can have many unintended consequences. In the worst-case scenario serious injury or death is the outcome. But even when something tragic doesn't occur, one person's decision to drive after drinking can affect many others that they may not even come into contact with. A Tennessee man facing drunk driving charges is getting a first-hand lesson on how that might take place.
Last week we focused attention on the risks that a conviction for driving under the influence can present to the future prospects of an underage person in Tennessee. This week, we offer up a perspective on the effects that a DUI charge and conviction can have on an adult's career.
Imagine getting a phone call in the middle of the night. You have already been sleeping, so when you answer the phone, you have to concentrate to follow the panicked voice on the other end of the line. It's your son. He is scared and in jail after being arrested for underage drunk driving.