Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DUI Arrests Piling Up As Holidays Approach

The majority of the sobriety checkpoints won't take place until the New Year's holiday, but local law enforcement officials say they are still catching lots of allegedly drunk drivers. Authorities say eight people have been arrested in the past week, many on third or fourth offense DUI. In one case, both the driver and passenger of a car that wrecked were charged with DUI -- because the drunk passenger allegedly drove away from the scene of the accident after the first driver crashed.  Police say the third offense DUI charge was lodged against 43-year-old Clint Hester of Cookeville; while the fourth offense charge was taken out against 43-year-old Cecilia Martin Farley of Crossville.