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December 2015 Archives

Supreme Court may change DUI rules for Tennessee drivers

In December 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed that it would hear arguments in a cases involving drivers who had been indicted for their refusal to submit to breathalyzer DUI testing. Tennessee is just one of 13 states that make it legal for police to charge motorists with crimes for refusing BAC tests, but in cases that originated in North Dakota and Minnesota, lawyers argued that these rules violate the U.S. constitution.

Statistics on underage drinking

Although it is illegal in Tennessee and every other state for people who are not 21 to drink, underage consumption of alcohol is alarmingly common. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 percent of all of alcohol consumption in the United States is done by those between the ages of 12 and 20.