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 DUI arrest.
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.