When police respond to a car accident, they often find it necessary to conduct further investigations if they believe alcohol was involved in the car accident. Police recently responded to a car accident and found one of their own, another police officer, was involved. That Tennessee police officer now faces drunk driving charges.
Whenever there is a car accident of any kind and police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident, there may be charges filed in addition to a drunk driving charge. A recent accident in Tennessee led to drunk driving charges against a female driver. It has also led to additional charges, including vehicular assault, due to the fact that a firefighter was injured at the scene of the accident.
When people think about drunk driving incidents, they may conjure up images of police pulling over a vehicle or responding to the scene of an accident that has just occurred. However, someone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that isn't moving may still be subject to DUI charges in Nashville, depending upon the underlying circumstances. This was the case recently in Tennessee as police say a man was arrested and charged with DUI after being found passed out behind the wheel.
When police are called to a car accident scene, they usually investigate in order to determine whether criminal charges need to be filed against one or more of the drivers involved. An investigation into a recent car accident led to very serious charges in Tennessee. A driver was arrested and charged with DUI and also vehicular homicide, as there were two deaths as a result of the crash.