Chattanooga’s Lipsey Trucking is not a household name, but along with Lipsey Logistics (its sister company), it owns dozens of 18-wheelers and employs 200 people. Owner Joseph Lipsey III was recently arrested on drug-related charges in Colorado.
There are tens of thousands of laws about virtually every aspect of life in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the United States. With so many laws, it is not a surprise that so many find themselves facing criminal charges of one type or another.
It’s an annual ritual: people wear emerald clothes, try their hand at lilting Irish accents and tip a green beer at an Irish pub. While St. Patrick’s Day traditions can be fun, there’s another annual ritual of which you should be aware: the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Chattanooga Police Department put extra cars and officers on the streets to look for and arrest people suspected of drunk driving.
If you drive about 200 miles northwest of Chattanooga, you will arrive in Only, Tennessee. There are not a lot of fancy restaurants or clubs in the town of just over 2,000 residents, but they do have the Turney Center Industrial Complex, a medium level security prison.
If you are found to be driving over the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit of .08 percent, you will be arrested and will face a DUI charge. It is up to you how you defend yourself against this charge.