Motorists who decide to drive while they are intoxicated or under the influence of a substance in Tennessee are a danger to everyone who is on the road. Their actions are hard to ignore and in some cases to avoid. These people may not fully understand the consequences of their actions. Along with the chances of being involved in car wrecks increasing, their risk of injuries and death skyrockets tremendously. Drivers who operate their vehicles while they are drunk also face many consequences, including fines, criminal charges and more.
Recently, warrants were issued for reckless endangerment, vehicular assault and driving under the influence for a Rockwood man after he crashed his vehicle. He is now in custody at the McMinn County Justice Center after voluntarily turning himself in. According to a law enforcement official who was on the scene of the accident was led to suspect that the 30-year-old driver was impaired because of prescription bottles in the vehicle, as well as the man’s inability to speak clearly and redness in the eyes. His injuries were treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
The crash on Interstate 75 caused severe injuries for a passenger, who was flown to the hospital for emergency treatment. Two other vehicles were also involved in the accident. The intoxicated motorist’s vehicle also smashed into two other cars. He is currently held on a $15,000 bond.
Drunk driving accidents are becoming common occurrences. Their consequences are often life-altering. Many victims who are trying to overcome the financial and physical damages caused by a drunk driver often benefit from the guidance of an attorney.
Source: The Daily Post-Athenian, ”DUI arrest after 3-vehicle crash,” Dewey Morgan, Nov. 7, 2016.