Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Driving on Revoked, Cancelled, Suspended: 61
No Driver's License: 23
Implied Consent: 4
Leaving the Scene: 3
What did our DUI people do?
5 crashes, 2 citizen calls, 3 red light runners, 1 speeding & swerving. High BAC: .322! and a crash with several vehicles for that one. Average BAC: .176. Several took blood tests due to suspected or admitted drug intake.
Susan Taylor represented the people of the State.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
No D.L.: 2
DUI : 13
Implied Consent: 3
Leaving Scene: 2
What did the DUI drivers do? 3 crashes, 2 speeding more than 20 over the limit, 2 no headlights, 2 crossing lines, 1 blocked lane, 1 stuck on railroad tracks, 1 passed out, 1 domestic violence after Super Bowl party.
High BAC was .237. The average breath test was .153 from 7 offenders. 3 had pot. 1 tried to fool the officer with another person's driver license.
Those arrested were: Charles Lee Scott, Donnell Wheeler, Kyle Hampton, Edwin Rodriguez, Julia Hale, William Bridgewater, Richard Brann, Andrew Bixler, Josheph Boweres, Oscar Velasco, Catherine Harrison-Clark, David Jones and Jejuan London.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
No Driver's License = 27
DUI = 15
Implied Consent =11 That is a 73% refusal rate for the day.
What did they do? Five were in crashes: One ran into a 2 year old child. Another rolled his car over and left the scene. A third hit another car and left the scene. A fourth went off the road and sideswiped a car. The fifth slammed into his girlfriends car during a domestic violence incident.
One was a 3rd offender and refused testing. Another was a 2nd offender and refused. One refused to answer when asked to take a test. Another asked for a lawyer instead of a test. One drove around a road blockade in a construction project and was going the wrong way on a 1 way street. Another was stopped by a citizen, who pulled the keys from the ignition. Another ran a stop sign. One was going 75 mph in a 55 zone. Another was swerving.
One pled guilty to reckless driving in December after a previous DUI arrest.
Those arrested were: Richard Sanders, Christopher Ringer, Jason Carmon, Cody Overstreet, Christopher Maag, Allen Gilliam, Bruce Kiper, Lucy Miller, Tyler Glaser, Regina Little, Nicole Winningham, John Kidd, Joe Patton, James Allen and Tulio Cortes Soto.
Soto and Overstreet pled guilty the next day in Court. The others are, of course, presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
However, it is really about parole eligibility. The sentence in the case was 16 years. The parole hearing is happening soon after 5 years. Sometimes, the public is shocked when they learn that 16 means 5 in Tennessee. (We wonder why our math scores are so low in our schools!)
Read about it at:
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ryan and two friends were ejected. They were not wearing seatbelts. Now a small community grieves and classmates try to make sense of a tragic loss. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Read about this fine young man at:
http://dui.tndagc.org/resources/The DWI Court Reporter - January.pdf
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Drug Involvement of Fatally Injured Drivers – The issue of Traffic Safety Facts, developed by NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, presents drug test results for fatally injured drivers from 2005 – 2009. It shows that there was an increase in the percentage of fatally injured drivers (who were tested and whose results were known) who tested positive for drugs. According to the report, 63 percent of the 21,798 drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 were tested for drugs. Of these, 3,952 tested positive for drug involvement, representing 18 percent of the total for that year. The report also showed the presence of drugs reported by the states among fatally injured drivers increasing from 13 percent in 2005, to 18 percent in 2008. It is important to note that the presence of drugs does not necessarily mean that the driver was impaired at the time of the crash or that drug use was the cause of the crash. To see a press release regarding this report, go to: http://www.nhtsa.gov/PR/NHTSA-16-10. To access the report, go to: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811415.pdf.
Drug Per Se Laws: A Review of Their Use in the States – This research project sought to determine the extent to which States that have drug per se laws use them, and document any special concerns that arise when making and prosecuting an arrest under a drug per se law. NHTSA was also interested in determining whether these laws are effective in increasing driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) arrests and convictions. The project revealed that for many States, the DUID offense is a component within the State’s existing impaired driving offense and there is no indication in the records whether the arrest is for alcohol or drugs. To view the Traffic Tech for this report, go to: