Most criminal matters in Tennessee require that a defendant has a mental state at the time of the offense called mens rea. In Latin, mens rea means a guilty mind. The mens rea element must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in order for a person to be convicted of the offense in crimes for which it is required.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, one person was killed in an ATV accident on May 27 in which the driver was allegedly drunk. The accident occurred when the ATV apparently rolled off of a road in Scott County and down an embankment.