A recent collision reported in Tennessee involved two women and one child traveling in a vehicle. Alcohol is an apparent factor in the case. Information provided suggests that the woman suspected of having caused the accident has a history of repeated offenses and was charged after a failed sobriety test in connection with the recent incident.
The accident occurred just before 5 p.m. on a June afternoon. The woman was driving a vehicle containing three occupants, including a 62-year-old woman and a 14-month-old toddler. The driver is believed to be responsible for crashing the car. It was reported that the 62-year-old passenger was acting as the child's babysitter at the time of the crash.
When police arrived at the scene, they claim to have smelled alcohol on the driver's breath. Reports indicate that she agreed to take a field sobriety test. According to reports, she did not pass the test. The woman was charged with driving under the influence. Records show that the woman has been previously charged for similar offenses multiple times.
In the recent case, the woman is said to have been operating a motor vehicle after revocation of her driver's license. She was released from jail on a $20,000 bond. When a person is charged with DUI after a failed sobriety test in Tennessee, he or she has the right to seek legal representation. A person preparing to face charges related to an alcohol offense in a motor vehicle accident will want to become aware of available options and develop a defense strategy to use during criminal proceedings.
Source: local8now.com, "Crossville woman faces eleventh DUI charge after crash", June 17, 2015