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New Obstacle Proposed to Regain a Tennessee Driver License after a DUI Conviction

A 2022 proposed Bill filed jointly by Tennessee Senator White (SB2736) and Tennessee Representative Ogles (HB2270)would amend current law so that a person who was prohibited from driving due to a DUI conviction must, upon seeking reinstatement of driving privileges, provide the Tennessee Department of Safety with a report from an accredited laboratory demonstrating negative screening results for the substance that was the basis of the person’s conviction. The report must be dated within thirty (30) days of the person’s ... Read More »

Tennessee BUI Convictions May Affect DUI Penalties

2022 legislation proposed by Tennessee Senator White and Tennessee Representative Ogles would amend current law so that a prior conviction for the offense of boating under the influence must be treated the same as a prior conviction for driving under the influence of an intoxicant for purposes of determining punishment for a violation of driving under the influence of an intoxicant.  Likewise a conviction for driving under the influence of an intoxicant (or related offenses) must be treated the same ... Read More »

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF BREATH TESTING

What are the requirements for the admission of the intoxilizer breath tests in DUI cases? This question has been litigated for years. To some extent, the standards have been modified and changed. The intoxilizer is obviously subject to a Daubert attack.  Johnson v. Commonwealth has held that breath testing may not be flawless; however, it has been determined for years to have sufficient reliability to be admissible in evidence and to sustain a conviction. 12 SW 3d 258, 262 (Ky. ... Read More »

Alabama defensive coordinator’s DUI arrest leaves him ‘deeply sorry’

Source: foxnews.com Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding has been arrested and charged with a DUI. Golding was listed as an inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Thursday morning after he was jailed on $500 bond. No further details were immediately available. “I am deeply sorry for the actions that led to my arrest last night,” Golding said in a statement. “I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our organization, including our players, Coach (Nick) Saban, the staff, the University ... Read More »

‘Mob Wives’ star Renee Graziano arrested for DUI after crashing car

Source: pagesix.com “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired — after she crashed her car into a parked SUV in Staten Island Tuesday night. A spokesperson from the NYPD confirmed to Page Six that Graziano, 52, was driving a 2020 Nissan Murano when she allegedly lost control and collided with an unoccupied 2020 Jeep Wrangler at the intersection of Arden Avenue and Arthur Kill Road around 10:35 p.m. Sources told Page ... Read More »

DUI Convictions Prohibit Handgun Carry Permits in Tennessee

A client of mine have recently inquired about the effect a DUI conviction would have on their ability to obtain a handgun carry permit.  I explained that even though a 2021 Tennessee law (T.C.A. §39-17-1307(g)) essentially eliminated the general requirement for certain individuals to obtain a handgun carry permit, certain locations within the State may still require a handgun carry permit.  See, e.g., T.C.A. § 39-17-1311.  In addition to suspending or revoking a handgun carry permit for a variety of ... Read More »

Suspected DUI arrests increase 17% for Thanksgiving holiday, CHP says

Source: kcra.com Suspected DUI arrests for this year’s Thanksgiving weekend increased by 17% as compared to last year’s, according to the California Highway Patrol. During the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period, CHP said 1,019 arrests were made for impaired driving. The period ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday. Fifty-seven people were also killed on the roadway during this period, reflecting a 14% increase from the previous year.   Read More »

Will The 2021 Infrastructure Legislation Make Drunk Driving A Thing of the Past?

There has been a lot of discussion both before and after the passage of President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, but there has been little emphasis on the effect it will have on DUI/DWI/OWI cases.  In particular, the “Advanced Impaired Driving Technology” portion of the new law (Section 24220) directs automakers to install new technology designed to stop drivers from being able to start or continue to operate the vehicle if it detects they are impaired by alcohol. According to the legislation, ... Read More »

Boca Raton police officer fired after DUI crash and Internal Affairs probe

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Raton police released an internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of one of their officers. Delray Beach police initially charged off-duty officer Bartolo Renteria with driving under the influence with property damage or injury following a crash on South Military Trail on Sept. 8, 2020. In May, Renteria, 30, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving causing property damage. Read the rest of the story HERE. Local attorney Ron Herman did ... Read More »

‘A stupid decision’: Wells family releases statement after father of Summer Wells arrested on DUI charge

Source: wjhl.com HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The father of missing Hawkins County 5-year-old Summer Wells was arrested on Saturday night, according to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sergeant Betty Crawford with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Wells is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence, having an open container, violation of financial responsibility and others. Wells’ “financial responsibility” charge may have stemmed from driving uninsured, as Tennessee law requires drivers to provide evidence they can pay for repairs or damages after ... Read More »