Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Knight apologized during the hearing, but called his crime an "accident". It is no accident to drive with a .20 Blood alcohol level.
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The lesson should be clear. Wearing a seat belt can save your life AND keep you out of jail!
Read the CCA affirmation of the seat belt traffic stop in State v Osbourne at:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Court decisions in Tennessee adopted the 4 part test of California v Schmember, a 1966 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court more than a decade ago. The 4 part Schmerber analysis is:
1) There is a clear indication (probable cause) that evidence of intoxication;
2) Exigent circumstances exist to forego the warrant requirement;
3) The test selected is reasonable and competent; and
4) The test is performed in a reasonable manner.
See State v Jordan 7 SW3d 92 1999 Tenn Crim App
Read and watch the coverage on Channell 9 in Chattanooga at: http://www.newschannel9.com/news/new-1006675-repeat-law.html
Friday, November 18, 2011
Read the article about how Derrick Kirk killed Jeff Walker and is now headed to a parole hearing and see if it makes any sense to you. Read it at:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee is one of two states that get to test out a new federal plan to make the roads safer.
The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Tennessee law enforcement agencies for the plan.
The new campaign, called "More Cops, More Stops", will work to reduce drunk driving, boost seat belt use, and crack down on speeding and distracted driving.
Officers will target more roads by creating extra DUI check-points and beefing up staff. There will be extra officers on the roads patrolling through Thanksgiving.
More details will be released at a press conference at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It starts at 1:00 p.m. Friday.
Nearly one-third of those killed on Tennessee's highways during 2009 involved drunk drivers. Sixty percent of people killed in crashes in Tennessee during 2009 were not wearing their seatbelts.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
The authors indicate that the dangerous effects from close games is associated with testerone and alcohol. They suggest a cooling down period for fans to lessen aggressive driving.
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Alcohol purchased per person in Tennessee in 2007 amounted to:
28 gallons, broken down as 200.9 cans of beer, 7.9 bottles of wine and 1.4 gallons of spirits.
We were behind Utah, Kentucky and Arkansas.
The Drunkest States were: New Hampshire, Nevada, the District of Columbia, Montana and Wisconsin.
New Hampshire has long cold winters and mud season. Nevada has Vegas. D.C. has politicians and lobbyists, Montana is too dang cold and Wisconsin has Milwaukee. No suprises there!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Read more: http://newsok.com/stronger-dui-law-starts-tuesday-in-oklahoma/article/3618537#ixzz1cb1OiViB
* these are preliminary statistics as some injured persons may still pass away.