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Woman facing vehicular homicide charge after accident

Stealing a car is a major offense in the state of Tennessee. The consequences of that crime would typically have a negative impact on someone's life, if convicted. An incident in Memphis involving a stolen car turned into something much more serious. A woman faces charges including vehicular homicide for her role in a recent accident.

A car that had been reported stolen was located by the Memphis Police Department. Police officers stated that they followed the car in Binghampton, a Memphis neighborhood. The car reportedly pulled away as police got near it. The car then ran head-on into an SUV before police were able to stop the driver, according to officers.

Alleged drunk driving cause of car crashing into home

It is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. There are very serious consequences possible for anyone in Tennessee who is convicted of drunk driving. Penalties could range from fines and suspension of licenses to significant time behind bars. Recently, police say a man was involved in an accident in a Nashville suburb and now faces DUI charges.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a car ran off the road at the corner of two Brentwood streets early in the morning of March 9. The car allegedly crashed into a home, first going through the garage door. Next, reports note that the vehicle barreled through a wall of the home. It then apparently struck a power pole before coming to an eventual stop on the adjacent property. Apparently, about 300 homes lost power due to the accident.

Man charged with vehicular homicide after fatal accident

When someone dies in a car accident in Tennessee, surviving family members and friends are typically devastated. If another person is suspected of causing the accident, the family members often seek legal recourse. Also, if police officers suspect criminally negligent behavior, charges may be filed. An accident recently occurred in Memphis, leaving one woman dead and a man charged with vehicular homicide.

The Memphis Police Department reported that a 24-year-old woman was crossing an intersection on foot when she was struck by a vehicle. The impact caused her body to go airborne and hit another car. Reports note the woman died at the scene of the accident. Witnesses apparently stated that the first car apparently did not stop nor did the driver call for help after hitting the pedestrian.

Man facing felony DUI charges following hit-and-run crash

Driving while impaired in Tennessee is a serious issue and may result in several negative consequences. When an accident results, the situation becomes even more complicated. A Franklin man faces felony DUI charges among others after a recent incident, according to police officials.

By police accounts, a hit-and-run accident occurred on Feb. 23 in Franklin. Apparently, a Nissan sedan hit a parked car. Witnesses report that the car was then seen at an apartment complex parking lot. When police arrived at the parking lot, they found the vehicle that had sustained heavy damage.

Vehicular homicide charges filed against Tennessee man

There are times when the careless or negligent acts on the part of one person result in the death of another. But what may have seemed to be reckless behavior is sometimes found be the result of unavoidable circumstances that led to the injurious incident. The recent deaths of two Tennessee men in a car wreck in Franklin are alleged to have been caused by the driver of the vehicle and have resulted in charges of vehicular homicide being filed against him.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 4:45 a.m. on a road near the downtown area of Franklin. THP officials say that the driver was speeding when his car entered a ditch and hit a stand of trees after running off of the right side of the road. The passengers, 24-year-old and 26-year-old male residents of Franklin, were killed. The driver, a 31-year-old man also a resident of Franklin, was uninjured.

Driver flees police, charged with drunk driving

Poor decision making is considered to be a significant negative side effect of alcohol consumption. Choosing to get behind the wheel of an automobile after drinking is a decision that can result in life-changing events for the driver and others who may be affected by that decision. Charges including drunk driving have been filed against a Tennessee man who police allege had been drinking and decided to flee arrest while being pulled over for what appeared to be an unrelated violation.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper claims that the 44-year-old man was driving without his headlights on in Greeneville on the evening of Feb. 8. Driving a Toyota SUV, the man allegedly ignored the trooper's warning lights and sirens and fled north on the Asheville Highway. The trooper claims that until running out of gas, the man drove recklessly and endangered other drivers. Allegations that the driver passed another vehicle on a double yellow line and swerved into oncoming traffic on more than one occasion have been made by the trooper. The official claims that the man said that he consumed two 25-ounce beers approximately one hour before the incident started.

Drunk driving arrest: Tennessee man asks trooper for directions

Drivers in Tennessee who are charged with alcohol-related offenses are typically apprehended by some commonly known methods. Roadside checkpoints, erratic driving and car accidents most often come to mind. A Smithville man recently had numerous charges filed against him, including drunk driving, after allegedly bringing attention to himself by asking a state trooper for directions.

The trooper says that the man stopped to ask him for directions on Interstate 40 near mile marker 295. The trooper claims that he observed a canned alcoholic beverage in the 27-year-old man's car. He also alleges that the man's eyes were red and watery and that his speech was slurred.

Drunk driving leads to Knoxville crashes

A Tennessee man is facing charges as the results of events that unfolded recently on Henley Bridge and then in South Knoxville. The 60-year-old man has had charges filed against him for drunk driving and failing to drive within lane lines. He also faces two counts of failure to report a crash after two hit-and-run incidents allegedly caused by him. Neither wreck resulted in life-threatening injuries.

Police were first called to a mid-afternoon hit-and-run crash on Henley Bridge. A 47-year-old man driving a compact car was struck head-on by a pickup truck that was eventually found to have been operated by the accused. The man was treated for injuries and was cited for driving without a license and lack of insurance.

Drunk driving and vehicular assault charges filed after wrecks

A Tennessee woman is facing multiple vehicle charges after a series of events unfolded on Jan. 20 in West Nashville. Police reports allege that the driver, a 41-year-old resident of Ashland City, was involved in two wrecks on the same day. The woman was apprehended at the site of the second accident where it is said she was trying to flee the scene. Charges, including drunk driving and vehicular assault, have been filed.

A reported incident of a hit-and-run dispatched police to the location of the first incident where information was provided regarding the involvement of a silver Nissan Altima. The car was seen proceeding toward Nashville with significant damages. Statements given at the scene indicated that the results of the wreck had caused the driver to stick her head out of the driver's side window in order to navigate the car since the hood had been pushed back so far as to limit visibility out of the windshield.

Vehicular homicide charges filed against Tennessee driver

Being convicted of an alcohol related offense in Tennessee such as DUI or vehicular homicide means that the offender will face some of the most severe penalties in the country. A Bristol man could be sentenced to jail since, as of Jan. 1, probation is no longer an option if convicted of vehicular homicide in the the state. This new law means that is more important than ever to secure experienced criminal counsel who can aggressively defend  those facing these charges.

On the morning of Jan. 9 the accused is said to have struck and killed another man who was walking south on Highway 421 in Bristol. The driver, who was also traveling south, is alleged to have strayed off the right side of the road, striking and killing the pedestrian. Excessive speed was not determined to be a factor in the accident.

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