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1) Arrests are down due to the need to shift officers to flood recovery.
2) Fatalities are about level.
3) The percentage of alcohol related fatailites are still at about 40%. The State average is 31%.
4) In 2011 overtime funding will drop to $400,000 after being nearly a million in the past.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Oklahoma City Woman Sentenced to 7 years
A woman who was driving drunk last year crashed into a IHOP and killed a customer and killed a customer sitting inside.
Nina McCollom, 25, crashed her SUV into an IHOP at Northwest Expressway and Council Road in April 2009. James Pitts, a customer sitting in a booth, was killed. Police said McCollom's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
McCollom pleaded guilty to manslaughter. After she serves her sentence, she won't be allowed to have a driver's license for 25 years
Read about it at:
Ricky Ray Redd, Junior, 37, was arrested in August on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide. The charges are the result of a May 22nd accident in the city of Lawrenceburg. Mary Jo McDonald, 56, of Lawrenceburg, succumbed to injuries in July that she sustained in that accident. Redd pleaded to the charge of vehicular homicide and received a twelve year sentence to be served at 30 percent.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Soddy Daisy Man Charged With Trying To Burn House Down When Mom Would Not Get Him More Beer
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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That may have been due to the fact that the defendant was leaving a murder scene in which he shot and killed an old friend. Whited was convicted of second degree murder, DUI 4th offense and suprise, suprise: Driving on a revoked license!
Congratulations to John Galloway in the 8th District.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Read about one unhappy refuser at:
Monday, November 15, 2010
Father, son sentenced for delivery, sale of pillsBy Staff Reports
A father and son arrested for the delivery and sale of more than 1,000 oxycodone pills in the Johnson City area pleaded guilty Nov. 3 in Greeneville Federal Court, according to a news release.
Ronnie Vaughn Kwaitkowski, 62, 1907 6th Street, Bradenton, Fla., and Matthew Todd Kwaitkowski, 27, 171 Hillendale Lane, Gray, were sentenced on charges of selling illegally diverted prescription drugs in the city.
Police charged the Kwaitkowskis in September 2009, following an investigation. Ronnie Kwaitkowski was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, and Matthew Kwaitkowski was sentenced to 60 months.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Read and see the coverage from Channell Four news and hear the Judge take a shot at the federal govenment for it's policies at at:
The Defendant also messed up by delaying the case until she was able to pick up a new DUI. Some people don't learn. Read the case at:
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The issue: Whether the Confrontation clause permits the prosecution to introduce testimonial statements of a non-testifying forensic analyst through the in-court testimony of a supervisor or other person who did not perform or observe the lab0ratory analysis described in the statements.
The New Mexico Court had determined:
" Although the blood alcohol report was testimonial, we conclude that its admission did not violate the Confrontation Clause, because the analyst who prepared the report was a mere scrivener who simply transcribed the results generated by a gas chromatograph machine and, therefore, the live, in-court testimony of another qualified analyst was sufficient to satisfy Defendant's right to confrontation.
In almost all Tennessee cases, the analyst who wrote the report testifies about the report. The exceptions I recall two exceptions. One occurred when the supervisor came to testify after an analyst moved out of State with cases pending. The second occurred when the lab analyst had to be in Knox County and Hamilton County for trials on the same day. A supervisor came and testified in Hamilton County. Hopefully, the Court will recognize that the test is performed by the gas chromatograph. The human, forensic analyst simply writes down what was found by the instrument. We will have to wait and see.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Contrasting to Mr. Miller's reason for being on the road were the facebook brags of the defendant, Timothy Rush, who was drinking heavily and proud of it the night of the crash.
Read about it at:
Friday, November 5, 2010
A new DUI decision has affirmed a DUI conviction in the 23rd Judicial District, prosecuted by Kelly Jackson. The defense argued that the breath test observation period was not observed, because at some point the officer, Deputy Donnie Brasco, reached into a drawer, got a mouthpiece out and placed it on the instrument. The Court did not buy it and pointed out that the key to the observation period is that a defendant not drink, smove, reguritate or put anything in his mouth.
Read the decision at:
Saturday, October 30, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
In Dallas, Texas, Dr. Gary Pardue was riding his motorcycle at 7:30 a.m., wearing his helmet and protective gear. Dr. Pardue was a burn specialist at U.T. Southwestern. He was struck by a car driven by a 24 year old, who has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
After the 9/11 attacks Dr. Pardue arranged a much needed delivery of skin replacement to New York City to treat those burned in the attack. In 1998 Dr. Pardue was recognized as Physician of the Year.
His journey ended abruptly, but his contributions to society will continue due to his great work with burn victims and as a leader and educator.
In the case he weaved onto the right shoulder, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and slammed into a motorcycle driven by James Gano of Ohio.
Griffey had a .06 BAC and had four drugs in his system: diazepam, nordiazepam, meprobromate and carisoprodol.
Read the complete article in the Johnson City Press at:
Monday, October 4, 2010
It includes a discussion concerning the 1966 Schmerber desicion by The U.S.Supreme Court, which permitted mandatory blood draws in DUI cases; new case law, information about inhalant abuse and Court decisions including plea agreements in vehicular homicide and assault cases.
Hope it is helpful.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Berry passed a police cruiser going the opposite direction. When he did he ran off the roadway and hit the curb. The officer turned around, pulled him over and found an impaired driver. Berry went to trial and was convicted for his 3rd DUI. The Court gave him 200 days in the slammer to think it over.
State v Patterson
Patterson was driving so badly that a fireman pulled him over. The fireman flashed his lights and honked his horn until he stopped. The fireman, also an E.M.T., discovered Patterson had tipped back a few too many. When Patterson realized the fireman was not an officer, he peeled out and nearly hit him. When officers found him later Patterson locked himself in his car. He's locked in the jail now.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Court found the trooper had reasonable suspicion to stop the car based on the taillight. It made a point of stating that a taillight did not have to be in perfect condition. It can be properly repaired or covered with red tape, but if a bright white light is shining through an officer can stop the vehicle to check it out.
Read the case at:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Yasushi Mikuni was charged Wednesday with 10 felony counts of negligent driving under the influence, and one misdemeanor charge of having marijuana residue in his system.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Police: Man crashes, tries to tow cars while drunk
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
(1) State v Thompson: Defendant Thompson won a statute of limitations argument in the Trial Court. The Trial Judge dismissed a DUI after determining the statute of limitations for the misdemeanor had expired. The Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the decision. The case had not been tried in the Criminal Court within a year after arrest. However, the defendant had bound his case over to the grand jury prior to the running of the statute, so the prosecution had been commenced despite problems with the affadavit of complaint.
(2) State v Daqqaq: Defendant Nader Daqqaq used the old favorite defense of "my passenger was really the driver and the officers were either blind, stupid or dishonest." It did not work. The jury convicted and Daqqaq recieved a sentence including nine months in jail.
(3) State v Adkins: Defendant Adkins argued that his two prior convictions for DUI should not have been admitted and that the State did not prove that he drove and crashed his truck. The Court affirmed the Trial convictions.
To view the opinions go to:
He noted, the time to change our society is now and it can be done. Remember the campaign to eliminate littering called Keep America Beautiful? Littering is extremely rare now. Of course, their was not a littering industry advertising littering like the alcohol industry. There were no pro-litter lobbyist in Congress. Ken is right though. The time to eliminate impaired driving is here and now. Once impaired driving is eliminated, won't people look back and ask what were those people thinking? Why did that society permit thousands and thousands of deaths on the highways every year? Why didn't people stop their friends, familiy members and co-workers from driving impaired? Did they not care about one another? Was driving impaired more important to them that the lives of their fellow citizens? Talk about it with your families, friends and co-workers. Stop the madness now!
Check out www.ridindirtyradio.com
Thursday, September 2, 2010
In Dyersburg, pro-se defendant Vincent Williams went to trial and decided to enter a plea.
Williams was accused of stealing a truck, leading police on a high-speed chase through town and crashing head-on into a pickup truck in front of the Dyer County Jail on July 25, 2009. The driver of the pickup truck, Jeffery Lynn Richardson, was killed.
Williams faced charges of first-degree murder, vehicular homicide as a result of intoxication, theft of property in excess of $1,000 and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
With the consent of Richardson's family, District Attorney Phil Bivens entered into a plea agreement. Williams would plead guilty to the vehicular homicide charge and the rest of the charges would be dismissed. Williams accepted the maximum penalty for the crime as a multiple offender, 20 years. However, he will be eligible for parole after serving only 35% of his time, due to Tennessee sentencing law, where vehicular homicide is not considered a violent crime. Read the full story at:
Friday, August 27, 2010
The Defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and the admission of a 9-1-1 call as an excited utterance.
Read the full decision at:
"Being a locally owned company, we are very committed to being good neighbors and being a positive influence in our community," said George Huddleston, president.
"CADCOR provided the training to our employees on responsible alcohol sales through their TIPS training program, which enabled us to achieve this certification for each store employee and reduce the possibility of sales to underaged or intoxicated customers, thereby enhancing safety and quality of life for all of us." (reprinted from Clarksville Daily News June 27, 2010)
Businesses that eliminate sales to underage drinkers or intoxicated persons do us all a big favor. Maybe, just maybe, someone did not suffer injury or death, because this company is proactive.
Thanks to CADCOR for making this possible.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The force of the crash broke the car into 3 pieces. See it at:
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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Monday, August 16, 2010
From the Maryville Daily Times:
I discovered this news on the Lexington, Ky DA's website and thought you might want to know about it:
Ta Kisha Fitzgerald and Leland Price were honored by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) in a ceremony at it’s annual conference in California.
The “Home Run Hitter’s Club” recognizes exemplary effort by America’s prosecutors in the search of justice in some of the nation’s most horrendous crimes.
Both Ms. Fitzgerald and Mr. Price were inducted into NDAA’s “Home Run Hitter’s Club” for their exemplary prosecution of four defendants who committed a horrendous case involving the murder and rape of two University of Tennessee students.
THE FACTS OF THE CASE:
In Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 6, 2007, Channon Christian, age 21, and Chris Newsom, age 23, while on a date, were carjacked at gunpoint by three men. Blindfolded and bound, they were taken to a nearby house where a woman was waiting. Soon after, Chris, still bound, was led to secluded railroad tracks nearby, where he was anally raped, shot execution style in the back of the head, and his body doused with gasoline and burned. Channon, held captive at the house for 24 hours, was raped repeatedly and brutally beaten and kicked. At the end of the ordeal, she was hog tied and stuffed into a trash can, causing death by suffocation. The perpetrators then fled.
By the end of May, 2010, the ringleader, Lemaricus Davidson, was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder and given four sentences of death. George Thomas was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder and given four sentences of life without parole. Davidson’s half brother Letavis Cobbins was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and given two sentences of life without parole. These three men were also each convicted of numerous counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery. Davidson’s girlfriend Vanessa Coleman was convicted of facilitation of murder and most of the other related crimes and faces a sentence of up to 77 years.
An outstanding job done by two bright and articulate young prosecutors in District Attorney Randy Nichol’s office. Congratulations on a job well done.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
TCA 22-3-104 permits either party in a lawsuit to challenge for cause a juror's qualification to serve if:
1) The juror is drunk;
2) The juror has been drunk during the term of the Court; or
3) The juror is a habitual drunkard.
That could make a voir dire interesting. Imagine asking: "Who, if anyone has been drunk during the last (fill in the term of the Court here)?"
Of course, you might want to wait until seven of your twelve jurors tell you they have had a DUI conviction in the past!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Gallup's annual drinking poll indicates that 67% of U.S. adults drink alcohol, an increase over last year and the highest rate of alcohol consumption since 1985. The poll also showed that beer remains the most popular drink in the U.S., followed by wine and then liquor.
Friday, August 6, 2010
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Read the case at:
Marty Savage represented the State. Read the decision at:
Thursday, July 29, 2010
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In State v Eatherly, the driver pled to vehicular assault and reckless agg assault and wanted judicial diversion or at least a suspended sentence. The Court believed the defendant was eligible for consideration of judicial diversion, but did not grant it. The driver was going over 100 mph on I-40 with a .22 BAC. The Court agreed with Prosecutor, Rebecca Schwartz, that the driver would recieve a sentence if convicted for DUI. It made no sense to give diversion for the more serious crime of vehicular assault. Read the decision at:
Friday, July 9, 2010
My favorite quote of the day: Good conversation should be like a tennis match, with each player gracefully sending the ball back across the net. Instead, most conversations are like a golf game, with each player stroking their own ball and waiting impatiently for the other to finish.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The defense argued the sentence should have been less, because the two killed were passengers of the defendant. The Court refused to create a law that would de-value the lives of passengers. Kudos to ADA Gary McKenzie and General Randy York for their efforts.
Read the case at:
In the linked article below an employee claims he was distracted by another agent, so he did not check the i.d. of the buyer. I guess in that world, stores can only have one customer at a time.
Read about it: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100624/DICKSON01/100624053/1991/DICKSON01/10+local+businesses+cited+in+liquor+sale+sting
Monday, June 28, 2010
Cintron ran into and over a passenger on a motorcycle stopped at a light. He had a .21 BAC and cocaine in his system. He was speeding and driving like he owned the road.
The victim's husband, who was also injured in the crash, was relieved and happy with the plea. ADA Brian Finley fought the hard fight through years of delay and did a great job of keeping the family informed along the way. He deserves appreciation for a job well done. Please keep the deceased victim, Deborah Kenyon and her husband, Donald, in your thoughts and prayers.
Read the full story at:
PC 1080: The counting of priors goes to current offense with a 10 year and 20 year look back for prior offenses. Effective July 1, 2010.
PC 1096: The determination of an implied consent violation can now be made in Sessions Court. Effective January 1, 2011
PC 867: Multiple offenders and repeat offenders shall recieve more srutiny in bond determinations. Effective January 1, 2011
PC 1015: Redefines 55-10-401. Adds and removes language to permit conviction for driving under influence of additional impairing substances and drugs. Effective January 1, 2011
Friday, June 25, 2010
I have never figured out how the source code issue could ever be examined. If the defense read the source code, which is represented in computer language that looks like numerous number 1's, they would use a computer to read it. Would that mean the State would be entitled to the source code for the Microsoft program used by the defense? And then would the defense get the source code for the program used by the State to read it's review? Sounds like an endless loop. The case would then be heard in 2017. Of course, that might be the whole goal of the defense request for the source code.
Read the case at:
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Read about it at: http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=12693342
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Trooper Jacob Stielow investigated the crash August 3, 2009. The defendant was at a residence drinking and had a minor accident. The homeowner attempted to stop her from driving. She ran into and killed Opal McGhee. The defendant had a BAC of .20.
Read more at: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News/article.php?ID=78042
ADA 1: I don't think the defense attorney knows I have a problem with the law in my case.
ADA 2: So, what are you going to do?
ADA 3: If he doesn't know, could you win?
ADA 1: Yes, but it would be wrong. I have to tell him.
ADA 2: Yeah, you do.
ADA 3: No doubt about it.
That's what makes Prosecutors different. It is an honor to be a Prosecutor. For the ADA it is not about winning or losing. It is about doing the right think every day.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jun/18/knox-driver-headed-to-prison/
Read the law at:
We begin our three day Advanced DUI Prosecution course tomorrow for about 50 prosecutors. It looks very promising with outstanding speakers including our Chief Justice, Alcohol Treatment Court guru, David Wallace and former prosecutor John Bobo, Drs Ferslew and Davis and even former Tennessee Vol, Dane Bradshaw.
Sadly 9 people died on our roads over the weekend in Grainger (2), Maury, McNairy, Dyer, Hancock, Decatur, Lawrence and Scott Counties.
The one thing in common in these wrecks is that they all happened in rural counties. We have had 67 traffic fatalities in June. There were 43 in June last year.
The average age of the deceased was 44 years. One was on a motorcycle. Eight were drivers in single vehicle crashes who ran off the road or into a fixed object. The ninth was a driver in a 2 vehicle crash. Please keep these drivers and all 461 people who have died this year in Tennessee in your thoughts and prayers.
Please drive defensively as you trek to Nashville for our conference or anywhere else.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Obscene hate mail will not be published. I'd suggest the author of the recent filth laden comment try to find the doors of a church and spend some time inside.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
His second case occurred while he was on bond. Perhaps the new bond law would have prevented this travesty. He ran a red light and slammed in a motorcycle nearly killing the driver and then left the scene. The 32 page opinion addresses the multiple issues raised during a trial in which the Soller defense attempted to blame the motorcyclist as the culprit.
He is getting a new sentencing hearing. The Courts ruled that his prior aggravated burglary and aggravated assault convictions had to be counted as one, since they occurred within 24 hours of one another.
The two appellate affirmations and reversals os sentencing are available at:http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/OPINIONS/TCCA/PDF/102/State%20vs%20William%20George%20Soller%20Jr_2.pdf
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Read the full story at: http://www.parispi.net/articles/2010/06/08/news/local_news/doc4c0e758f6fd62786417108.txt
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Alcohol and prescription medicines exxaberate the effects of each other. People taking prescriptions must be extremely careful about decisions to drive even without alcohol. The decision should be easy if alcohol is added to the mix. It is a deadly combination.
Monday, June 7, 2010
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is not violated by either the State requesting the results of a defendant's medical BAC results, nor by a medical facility providing them to the State. The United States Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CFR §164.502(b)(2)(v), states that HIPAA does not apply to "uses or disclosures that are required by law as described by 45 CFR §164.512(a)". CFR §164.512(a)(1) states: "A covered entity may use or disclose protected health insurance information to the extent that such use or disclosure is required by law and the use or disclosure complies with and is limited to the relevant requirements of such law."
CFR §164.512(f)(1)(C) permits a covered entity to disclose protected health information for a law enforcement purpose to a law enforcement official if an administrative request, administrative subpoena, summons, authorized investigative demand, or similar process authorized under law has been made, provided that: the information sought is relevant and material to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry; the request is specific and limited in scope to the extent reasonably practicable in light of the purpose for which information is sought; and de-identified information could not reasonably be used.
Moreover, even assuming a violation of HIPPA, suppression is not the remedy. Remedies for violations of HIPAA are specifically provided for by the statute: violations are remedied by civil and/or criminal sanctions against the individuals who inappropriately disclose information. 42 USC §1320d-5, §1320d-6. HIPAA was not meant to apply to purported police misconduct and does not contain an exclusionary rule as a remedy in the statute.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
It doesn't hurt that the Legislature this year left the statutory pay adjustment in place and didn't cut pay this time around.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Beginning July 1, 2010, if an offender is arrested and is a fourth offender, he will be a fourth offender when he is tried and convicted no matter how long it takes.
The amended language tells us to claculate times from the time of the present violation (arrest) and look back 10 years for other violations (arrests) that resulted in a conviction. The 20 year look back period then comes into play.
If the prior arrest occurred 11 years ago and the conviction for the arrest happened 9 years ago, that prior will not count!
However if the prior arrest happened 9 years ago and the current conviction occurs 11years later, that will count!
This eliminates the incentive to delay cases to have priors fall off the record.
The House has already passed this bill. It is expected they will conform to the Senate amendment today and the bill will be sent to the Governor for his signature.
Read the amended bill at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Amend/SA1538.pdf
You can watch the video for clarification of the intent of the Senate at:
Scroll down to SB 0844
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
In Johnson City, police believe a Gate City man under the influence failed to stop for a red light and killed a fellow humam being.
Perhaps the best thing about red light cameras is the fear drivers have of getting a ticket for running a light. Would that fear have stopped this impaired driver? Maybe or not. In the red light camera debate, do the debaters think about it?
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Most (301) were in passenger cars. Most (242) were drivers of passenger cars.Most of the drivers (132) did not wear seat belts.
Some (49) were on motorcycles. Most(42) wore helmets.
Fewer (26) were in medium & heavy trucks.
There has been in increase of 12 to 47 fatalities on Interstates.
"The United States Supreme Court reversed the Sixth Circuit in a 5-to-4 decision today, reinstating a murder conviction out of Oakland County.
The Court's decision was written by Justice Kennedy. He wrote in broad terms, establishing three significant principles. First, the police need not obtain a waiver before interrogating a suspect but need only inform the suspect of his rights under Miranda and may begin questioning once the suspect acknowledges his rights. Second, a suspect waives his rights under Miranda once he voluntarily answers questions knowing that he need not do so. Third, a suspect must unambiguously invoke his right to remain silent if he wishes to invoke his right to cut off questioning -- he cannot do so through ambiguous conduct or by merely remaining silent."
See the opinion, briefs and more on the U.S. Supreme Court website at:
It is a must read item with three key points:
1)If a prior is not signed by a Judge, you can’t use it.
2)If the judgment document does not show a defense lawyer or waiver, that does not mean the judgment cannot be used.
3)If the judgment document does not show the name of the Court, other documents can be used to prove what Court had jurisdiction.
Read it at:
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
State v Beasley-----Deborah Housel-----Att 1st Degree murder
State v Stewart----Weakley Barnard-----Agg Burglary
State v Pigg-------Weakley Barnard----Theft of Property
State v Chadwick---Hugh Ammermon----Agg Assault
State v Cope-----Barry Staubus---- Especially Agg. Kidnapping
State v Frith----Walt Freedland and Neil Oldham----Burglary of vehicle
State v Robinson----Ben Mayo----Contraband in penal institution
State v Daugherty--Kent Chitwood and Kaylin Hortenstine--Attempted 1st degree murder
State v Saint Jr.----Brian Holmgren-----Agg. Sexual Battery
State v Riggs-------Kevin Allen------Theft over $10,000
It is unlawful for any person to drive or to be in physical control of any
automobile or other motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state, or on any streets or alleys, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park or any apartment house complex, or any other premises that is generally frequented by the public at large, while:
(1) Under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, controlled substance, drug, substance affecting the central nervous system or combination thereof that impairs the driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle by depriving the driver of the clearness of mind and control of himself which he would otherwise possess; or
(2) The alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath is
eighthundredths of one percent (.08 %) or more.
The National District Attorneys Association is presenting Safety Net: Multidisciplinary Investigation and Prosecution of Technology-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation, September 27-October 1, 2010, at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.
Safety Net addresses multiple areas within the investigation and prosecution of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation, including online luring and soliciting, child pornography, forensic examination of the computer, pro-active and reactive investigation strategies, search and seizure issues, compliant victim scenarios and meeting untrue defenses.
Due to the intensive hands-on nature of the course, the number of teams accepted is limited. NDAA's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA) supports a multidisciplinary approach to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation cases. Preference will be given to those who apply to attend as a multidisciplinary team (MDT). The ideal team consists of a law enforcement investigator or officer, a forensic examiner and a prosecutor.
All applicants must be affiliated with an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) to be considered.
Applications must be received by Monday July 26, 2010. All notifications will be made via email. Please do not hesitate to contact Gabriela Manero, Staff Attorney with NDAA's NCPCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.519.1643 with any questions regarding this course.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
And, according to a news release from the Department of Safety, "drivers can expect to see plenty of troopers on the road enforcing seat belt laws and looking for aggressive and impaired drivers."
These speeders were Reckless:
State v Wilkins 654 SW2d 678 Tenn 1983-----<-------120 in 45 mph
Burgess v. State, 369 S.W.2d 731 Tenn 1963-----15 over school zone
State v Crehan 2000 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 889---76 in 55 mph
These speeders were not Reckless:
State v Gose, 1996 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 42--------53 in 40 mph
State v. Brown, 1998 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 776-----55 in 30 mph
State v. Mitchell, 1997 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 871--77 in 50 mph
State v. Miller, 2002 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 137----47 in 35 mph
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
To see more information, check our website at http://dui.tndagc.org and look in the resources folder.
They are killing people from overdosing and from impairment of driving skills.
Fewer people are seeking treatment for alcohol-only problems and for alcohol and drugs together, but treatment for drugs alone has increased significantly in the past 10 years. Treatment admissions for drug abuse alone has increased from 26% to 37%, while admissions for alcohol alone fell from 27% to 23%.
These figures are the result of a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The SAMHSA report showed that treatment admissions for the co-abuse of substances dropped from 44% to 38% between 1998 and 2008, although the concurrent abuse of both alcohol and drugs has remained a widespread problem.
A Rise in Opiate Treatment
Some of the other findings of the study included:
•A rise in opiate admissions from 16% of admissions to 20% in 2008.
•A decline in cocaine admissions from 15% in 1998 to 11% in 2008.
•An increase in marijuana admissions from 13% in 1998 to 17% in 2008.
•A rise in stimulant admissions from 4% in 1998 to 6% in 2008.
In regarding treatment for teens, admissions for treatment increased from 1998 until 2002, but then declined between 2002 and 2008. Of those teens seeking treatment, 79% of those admissions was for marijuana and about half of those were ordered by the criminal justice system.