Driving a motor vehicle requires attention to one's own vehicle as well as the surrounding environment. Anything that impacts one's ability to operate a vehicle safely places everyone in the vicinity in danger. Tennessee drivers who choose to drive while intoxicated run the risk of injuring others in serious car accidents.
During a recent weekend, police officers in Clarksville were called to the scene of several crashes that were attributed to drivers who were suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating substances. Out of eight arrests involving drivers who were found to be impaired, five came about after those drivers were involved in accidents. Two of those arrested had a prior history of impaired driving charges. Two individuals were found to be driving while their licenses were either revoked or suspended.
Police stated that four motorists refused to cooperate with either blood testing or breath analysis, in violation of the state's Implied Consent Law. During the highlighted weekend, eight car crashes occurred. Seven of them occurred between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. The eighth crash occurred in the early evening. Of the drivers who were charged, three purportedly admitted that they had ingested or were in possession of illegal substances.
Tennessee officials said that they are actively committed to improving the safety of their roads by removing impaired motorists. There were no details concerning whether any injuries were suffered in any of these crashes. Those who have been injured in car accidents that can be attributed to the negligence of another party -- such as an impaired driver -- are entitled to seek recovery of their documented financial damages through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.