Levitt & Levitt Serving Tennessee and Northern Georgia
Free Initial Consultation:
Chattanooga 423-443-4281
Trenton, GA 706-398-9063
Menu Contact
Because Experience Counts Premier Representation For Criminal Defense And Personal Injury

Volunteer deputy charged with drunk driving in Tennessee

A 38-year-old man taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on the afternoon of Nov. 22 was a volunteer deputy with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, according to reports. A CCSO representative says that the man has since been relieved of duty.

Police responded after receiving reports about a white Ford sedan being driven recklessly on Interstate 75 near Caryville. Callers are said to have told 911 operators that the vehicle was running cars off the road and using the shoulder to make passing maneuvers while displaying a flashing red and blue light. A THP trooper pulled the sedan over in the vicinity of the 132 mile marker. When he approached the vehicle, the trooper says that he noticed an empty container of vodka and a half-empty container of vodka in plain sight in the passenger side footwell.

The trooper claims that the man behind the wheel had bloodshot and watery eyes and claimed to be a CCSO deputy. He was taken into custody after he allegedly performed poorly during a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Media reports allege that the man refused to consent to a breath test after being advised of his rights while he was being processed at a CCSO facility. He is said to have admitted to police that he consumed two beers before getting behind the wheel.

Experienced criminal defense attorneys would likely advise those facing drunk driving charges to make no statements or admissions to police officers before consulting a lawyer. This is because incriminating statements give law enforcement reason to conduct further inquiries and perform warrantless searches, and they also provide prosecutors with evidence of guilt.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We Are Ready To Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Chattanooga Office
312 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Toll Free: 888-701-5114
Phone: 423-443-4281
Fax: 423-266-8342
Chattanooga Criminal Law Office

Trenton Office
1046 Brow Road
Trenton, GA 30752

Phone: 706-398-9063 - Trent
Fax: 423-266-8342
Trenton Law Office Map