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Driving under the influence can have serious impacts on a person's life and career. These consequences can exist whether another person is harmed as a result of the DUI or not. In a recent news story, a failed sobriety test for a Tennessee man has led to legal and career consequences. 

The man was driving a city vehicle when he pulled into a local convenience store on June 1. The man was brought to the attention of authorities when he apparently backed into a parked vehicle in the store parking lot around 8 p.m. The officer on the scene reports that the man appeared to be intoxicated, and the officer also claims to have detected alcohol on his breath. The incident resulted in a failed sobriety test for the man and a charge of DUI. 

The man, who is a school board member and also a director of public works, was driving a truck registered to the city of Harriman. The local city manager has placed restrictions on the man's ability to use city vehicles. The city manager has stated that they are assessing the situation and may take further action as the situation develops. It appears that the DUI charge has already affected this person's lifestyle and may lead to further consequences. 

The DUI can have a negative impact on this person's career. Other Tennessee residents could find themselves in a similar situation as a result of a failed sobriety test. Persons charged with a DUI will want to prepare an effective defense against the charges. A lawyer can be of great assistance to Tennessee residents when responding to charges of driving under the influence. 

Source: wbir.com, "Roane school board member charged with DUI in city vehicle", Mary Scott, June 5, 2017

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