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Tennessee has loophole in its DUI law, report says

MEMPHIS (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that Tennessee has a loophole in its drunken driving law. The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1nJRGzQ) reports its analysis found that a person could potentially spend more time in jail for driving drunk and getting pulled over than for someone who causes a fatal accident while driving under the influence.   Read More »

Victim of DUI driver sues bars that served him

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The victim of a DUI driver has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the bars that served the man who allegedly hit him. Eduardo Chua is serving the drunk driver who struck him on Christmas Eve two years ago and the bars, Miss Kelli’s Karaoke and Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, which served the driver that night. The driver pleaded guilty to DUI but also said it was the bars’ fault because they over ... Read More »

Chiefs’ Sean Smith cited for DUI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole early Monday. According to a copy of the police report, Smith was attempting to make a turn in Kansas City’s Power & Light entertainment district when he struck the light pole around 12:30 a.m. The officer reported that Smith “appeared confused and began mumbling statements that I did not understand.” Read More »

New DUI Law Allows Offenders to Keep License While Making Roads Safer

West Virginia (WDTV.com) – On Friday, a new law goes into effect for DUI offenders. State officials claim it will help offenders stay behind the wheel while making the roads safer for everyone else. The legislation allows individuals to waive their right to a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing and take part in the Ignition Interlock Program immediately. An ignition interlock is a piece of equipment that gets hooked up to your car. People have to blow into it before ... Read More »

Dina Lohan Gets a Scolding From Judge in DUI Case

Lindsay Lohan’s mom received a scolding from a judge Tuesday before being sentenced for a 2013 drunk-driving charge. Judge Andrew Engel was quick to respond when Dina Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller told the court that the arrest had been an “onerous ordeal” for Lindsay’s irresponsible mom. “The only person responsible for this onerous ordeal is Ms. Lohan herself,” said the judge. “Fortunately, you didn’t kill anybody or kill yourself. If there’s a next time, you might not be so lucky.” “There won’t be ... Read More »