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Why Does This Driver Face Charges of Manslaughter?

Last month, a 26-year-old woman was heading home after a birthday party when a drunk driver smashed into her going more than 100 miles per hour. The tow truck driver dispatched to the scene happened to be her boyfriend of three years. He was devastated when he arrived on scene in what was described as a horrible coincidence. The woman had died during the collision. The driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter using a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol. What Can I Do to Stay Safe When On the Road With a Drunk Driver? Obviously, in this tragic accident, little could be done to avoid a drunk driver who is traveling over 100 miles per hour. However, there are signs that you can look out for to help you spot intoxicated drivers when you’re out on the road, including: Drivers who make unreasonably wide turns…
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Why Are Traffic Accidents in Tennessee Rising Again?

Nashville Attorneys Discover Some Startling Statistics It is important for every single one of us to take responsibility for our actions when we get behind the wheel. Accidents can happen at any time, and the best way to avoid them is to stay alert on the road, be courteous and thoughtful, and maintain a defensive attitude while driving. The Tennessee interstate highway system accounts less than 2 percent of the State’s total miles of roadway, but it is where almost 30 percent of total travel occurs. Over 6 million people live in the Volunteer State, and over 4 million of us have valid drivers’ licenses. That’s a lot of cars on the road. In 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, 1,014 people died in traffic accidents in Tennessee. That is 1,014 too many. Where Does Tennessee Rank for Fatal Car Accidents? Tennessee was one of thirty-seven…
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Family Sues City Following Fayetteville DUI Crash

According to WTVF-TV, a family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Fayetteville after a member was killed in a crash involving a stolen police cruiser on August 31. A Lincoln County family has filed a $7.4 million lawsuit against the Fayetteville Police Department, City of Fayetteville and an unnamed officer, following the death of 55-year-old Henry Holt, Sr. According to WTVF, a police officer put 49-year-old Misty Shelton in the backseat of his patrol car when she was allegedly intoxicated and under suspicion for theft. Shelton allegedly managed to get from the backseat of the car to the driver’s seat, eventually driving away. While she was driving the cruiser, Shelton hit an SUV with five people inside, killing Holt. Monica Gooding, Holt’s daughter, and three children who were inside the vehicle also sustained injuries. Gooding said the family is struggling to come to grips with the tragedy. “It’s…
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