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Tennessee man facing vehicular homicide, DUI charges after crash

On Behalf of | Oct 9, 2018 | dui

A 32-year-old Tennessee man is facing numerous charges after the vehicle he was driving slammed into another vehicle, claiming the life of a 65-year-old man. In addition to being charged with DUI, the Friendsville resident has been charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicular homicide. There were three vehicles involved in the crash, but no one in the third vehicle was injured.

According to police, the accused was driving south on a busy highway when his SUV apparently went off the road. The vehicle veered onto the embankment where it collided with a car heading east. It was this vehicle the now deceased man was driving. 

A DUI conviction comes with a host of possible life-altering consequences. It could not only mean loss of social respect and standing, but fines and possible jail time. Some people who are so accused don’t know the extent of their rights. An attorney may be able to provide come clarification on what those rights actually entail.

There are things someone charged with a DUI needs to know before going to court. An experienced Tennessee defense attorney may be able to attack any kind of erroneous evidence in an aggressive defense of a client. If an infrared breath machine was used at the roadside, it may not provide adequate evidence. Lawyers understand how these machines work and may be able to rebut the evidence these machines present. A lawyer will review the facts of his or her client’s case and present the best options when it comes to fighting the charges.