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Tennessee police captain charged with DUI

Only by devoting oneself wholeheartedly to a career in law enforcement can a person rise to the rank of captain in a modern police department. So when we read the news that a 52-year-old captain in a Tennessee police force about 200 miles northeast of Memphis had been arrested on DUI charges, it was immediately clear that the accusation threatens not only his freedom and driving privileges, but his career as well.

Report: Tennessee DUI arrest rate down dramatically over decade

Tennessee media outlets are carrying the news that a recent report shows that there has been a significant drop in drunk driving arrests in our state over the past decade. In 2009, there were 494 DUI arrests in Tennessee per 100,000 residents. By 2018, the rate had plunged to 300 arrests per 100,000 residents – a drop of 39.2 percent.

Report: Breathalyzer results are “skewed” and “often unreliable”

It’s the time of year when the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office put extra officers on the streets. The goal is to not only to find and arrest those who are driving drunk, but to deter others from driving under the influence of alcohol.

Father and son face charges in deadly DUI crash in Memphis

It is about a 30-mile drive east of Memphis to get to Collierville. A 52-year-old man there has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report after he allegedly lied to Memphis police about his son’s involvement in a fatal DUI crash in October.

Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt is one of the bright stars in the country music sky. His 2016 album “Montevallo” generated multiple hits in his signature blend of R&B and country, including “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “Body Like a Back Road” and “Make You Miss Me.”

Proposed legislation pushes tech that would end drunk driving

Although it has not garnered much attention, legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives could mark the beginning of the end of drunk driving. If the measure is adopted, it would require all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with alcohol-detection systems in five years.

The possible impacts of an arrest on a college student’s future

Classes are back in session at the University of Memphis, which means students are back on campus trying to find that balance of study and recreation. Finding that homework-fun equation means they can enjoy their pursuit of degrees and career ambitions.

Tennessee cop’s career on the line after DUI arrest

Though he was wearing a grin at the time his mugshot was taken, it seems likely that the smile disappeared after the Tennessee police officer thought a bit more about the legal trouble he’s facing. Arrested recently for driving under the influence of alcohol, the 43-year-old veteran cop has been suspended from his job without pay.

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