Late last month, Tennessee law enforcement officers pulled over a female
driver after they noticed the vehicle was weaving in its lane, crossing
over lane lines, and speeding fifteen miles over the speed limit. Officers
noticed that her eyes were bloodshot and she smelled of alcohol. When
asked to do a field sobriety test, the woman did not perform well.
The woman is a hitting and outfielders coach for the Middle Tennessee State
University's softball team and has worked there for two years. The
athletic director at the school revealed that the woman has been indefinitely
suspended from coaching while the university completed a review of the
If convicted, the woman faces serious penalties. A first time DUI conviction
in Tennessee can carry:
- 2 days to 11 months of jail time
- 1 year license suspension
- Completion of an alcohol and drug treatment program
- $350 to $1,000 in fines
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
Getting arrested for a DUI is a serious offense
no matter what state, and carries extreme consequences. As this case shows, a DUI conviction
can also have serious repercussions on one's professional career.
Put yourself in good hands by contacting the Law Offices of Virginia L.
Landry, Inc. if you or a loved one has been arrested on suspicion of DUI
in Orange County or the surrounding communities of Southern California.