Tennessee residents might be interested to learn about a fatal drunk driving case involving a former Episcopal bishop. The female bishop, who was once the second-highest ranking leader of the Episcopal Church in Maryland, struck and killed a 41-year-old man who was riding his bicycle on Dec. 27, 2014. She was given a seven-year prison sentence on Oct. 27 after she pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, manslaughter and drunk driving charges.
In Tennessee and the rest of the U.S., drunk driving is a dangerous occurrence. It could possibly happen anywhere and at any time. When a person is caught driving under the influence, the consequences may be severe, including fines, loss of driving privileges and in some cases incarceration.
As some Tennessee residents may know, deaths related to heroin overdose have increased over the past seven years. Due to this fact, many states have enacted or are considering legislation that would impose harsh penalties on drug dealers who sold narcotics to a customer who later died.