Drunk Driver Collides with Tree in Greeneville
Greeneville, TN (December 5, 2020) An intoxicated motorist struck a tree on December 5th. Law enforcement then responded to an accident at the intersection of Holly Creek Road and Mount Bethel Road around 8:00 am. At the time that law enforcement arrived, the driver was outside of the vehicle and unsteady on his feet. Once the intoxicated man spotted law enforcement, he got into his vehicle and placed it in reverse. Law enforcement, however, blocked the driver. The driver then had a difficult time following directions during a field sobriety test. A dog was found within the vehicle and Animal Control removed the animal from the scene. The driver was later charged with driving under the influence.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk driving crashes each day. This means that one individual dies in a drunk driving crash every 50 minutes. Besides the risk presented to motorists and pedestrians, drunk drivers also cause a substantial amount of property damage each year.
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