Traveling to and from family during the holidays can lead to accidents and/or encounters with police. If an accident occurs and police suspect alcohol or drugs may have played a role, a person could end up facing DUI charges rather than celebrating with family or friends. A woman in Tennessee was recently charged with DUI on Christmas Eve after an accident.
Whenever a motor vehicle accident occurs, the police may investigate to determine whether alcohol or drugs have played a role in the crash. If alcohol or drugs are found or suspected to have played a role, a number of criminal charges may potentially be filed against the accused driver. If the driver is also found to have minor children in the vehicle, those DUI charges may be elevated, as seems to have been the case after an incident in Tennessee.
Whenever there is a car accident, police may investigate to find out whether or not alcohol played a role in the crash. If a DUI arrest occurs, the person may face serious consequences in a Tennessee criminal court. If there are prior convictions for drunk driving, those consequences can be much more serious.
Whenever there is a car accident of any kind, it is often accompanied by a great deal of confusion. Those responsible for causing accidents can even panic and attempt to flee the scene. This is reportedly what happened in a recent incident in Tennessee that started when a man lost control of his vehicle and ended with him facing drunk driving charges.
Whenever police pull someone over a for traffic offense, they may find they have cause to pursue other charges. If they believe a driver is impaired, the police could ask for the person to submit to a field sobriety test and/or a chemical test for impairment. Recently, a Tennessee woman was pulled over for not make a proper turn and ended up with DUI charges and other charges also.