DUI, or Driving Under the Influence

One of the more notorious and better known crimes is DUI, or Driving Under the Influence.  Many people discuss DUIs on a daily basis, but many people have not actually read what many refer to as the Tennessee “DUI law.”  As I will often write about the finer-points of DUI law, I am providing you here with a copy of it:

55-10-401.  Driving under the influence of intoxicant, drug or drug producing stimulant prohibited — Alcohol concentration in blood or breath.

It is unlawful for any person to drive or to be in physical control of any automobile or other motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state, or on any streets or alleys, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park or any apartment house complex, or any other premises that is generally frequented by the public at large, while:

(1) Under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, drug, substance affecting the central nervous system or combination thereof that impairs the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle by depriving the driver of the clearness of mind and control of oneself which the driver would otherwise possess; or

(2) The alcohol concentration in the person’s blood or breath is eight-hundredths of one percent (0.08%) or more.

DUIs are complicated in nature and can require a skilled attorney to analyze each case and present a successful defense.  If you or someone you know have been charged with DUI, do not hesitate – contact attorney Nicholas W. Lee for a free case-consultation today.


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2 comments on “DUI, or Driving Under the Influence

  1. […] should come as no shock that I have written about DUIs previously (click here to read “DUI, or Driving Under the Influence;” here to read […]

  2. […] as certain procedures are followed.  Also, as you have previously read, if you are suspected of Driving Under the Influence, your blood can be taken without your permission to be used as evidence against you in […]

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