Tiger Woods issued a statement blaming his use of prescription drugs for his DUI arrest. Anyone who follows golf is well aware of Woods struggle with back problems. In a press release issued after his DUI arrest describes his battles with pain after several back surgeries. Woods claims he was taking prescription medication and no alcohol was involved.
The law in Tennessee aimed at countering driving under the influence can result in harsh penalties. That should come as no great shock to readers. Multiple convictions for DUI tend to compound the penalties.
Perhaps it was inevitable that authorities in Tennessee would make a point of releasing data about how they are enforcing the new "No Refusal" law over holiday weekends. The law represents one more means for authorities to crack down on those suspected of driving under the influence. They are sure to want to tout their results.