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Man High on Heroin Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident in Tennessee


September 12, 2019

CLARKSVILLE, TN – According to an online news report at wsbtv.com, a man that passed out from taking heroin caused a multi-vehicle accident in Clarksville, Tennessee, per authorities.*

Officers were dispatched to the scene of an accident where a 38-year-old man was found unconscious in his Hyundai with a needle in his arm, per a police spokesperson.  The driver woke up when the officer opened his car door.  

According to eyewitnesses, two cars were at a red light when the man’s Hyundai slammed into one of them and then struck another vehicle.  The driver of the Hyundai was immediately arrested and is facing numerous criminal charges. The drivers of the other vehicles involved in the accident did not sustain any injuries.  It is not known whether the man was injured in the crash.  

In Georgia, the term DUI means driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.  A driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is automatically charged with a DUI.  However, if it appears that the driver is impaired yet has a BAC of less than 0.08%, he or she can still be charged with a DUI in Georgia.  

Driving under the influence in Georgia is a misdemeanor crime.  If a driver is convicted of a DUI, he or she can lose their license, face hefty monetary fines, and even go to jail.  If a driver is impaired and causes an accident involving serious injuries or death, he or she may face felony charges.  

In addition to facing criminal charges, an offender and his or her insurance company may be subject to civil claims filed by victims of an accident.  Victims of a DUI in Georgia can sue for damages that include medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, property damage, and wrongful death.

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Source:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/man-passed-out-from-dose-of-heroin-causes-3-vehicle-crash-tennessee-police-say/983366091

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