Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement

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Rutherford County was one of eight across the state targeted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for no refusal D-U-I enforcement during the recent New Year's holiday. The T-H-P reports 68 arrests for D-U-I and 306 seat belt violations in all eight counties during the New Year's holiday period, which was 102 hours this year.

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During "No Refusal" enforcement periods, like this holiday weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol typically has a Tennessee judge (or judges) on call. If an arrestee refuses to submit to a chemical test, and if the judge determines that the requisite legal grounds exist, a search warrant can be obtained that allows the officer to obtain a chemical test (most often a blood sample), even over the objection or refusal of the motorist placed under arrest.

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