On Dec. 19, the attorney of a Tennessee teacher who was accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student in early 2017 filed a motion to prevent certain statements from being used in court. It was argued in the motion that the accused man was being forced to admit to authorities and his wife that he had a sexual relationship with the student.
Drivers in Tennessee can expect to see more police vehicles on the streets during the holiday season as local and state law enforcement agencies take part in a statewide effort to curb drunk driving. The Booze It and Lose It campaign is being organized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and is a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's countrywide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over effort.
Tennessee residents may be familiar with country music artist Randy Travis. In 2012, he was stopped for DUI, and during the traffic stop, footage was taken of him naked and speaking incoherently. Travis had attempted to block Texas authorities from releasing the footage, but a federal judge denied that request. Travis's lawyer claimed that the footage should be kept private under rules related to health records.
For many young people, college is a time of experimenting and learning through both real-world experience and classroom instruction. Many college students begin experimenting with mind-altering substances in college, including alcohol. Quite a few will also consider trying marijuana, often in a social setting like a party. For most college students, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs is harmless.
A joint law enforcement effort in Tennessee that lasted several months culminated in the arrest of 10 suspects between the ages of 27 and 59, all in the Memphis metropolitan area. According to press reports issued by the Memphis Police Department, the arrests were followed by arraignments in federal court where the suspects were informed of the felony drug charges filed against them.