Road rage is a concern in numerous parts of the country, and the actions that follow can be exceedingly dangerous. Regardless of the circumstances involved, giving in to anger could prove detrimental, and in some cases, may also lead to criminal allegations. A man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving in relation to his alleged involvement in an incident that is said to have taken place in Tennessee.
According to authorities, the incident began when a family placed a call to complain about a vehicle that had been following their car for several miles. The family also claims the driver had made numerous attempts to coerce them into pulling over. Authorities then proceeded to choose a location to confront the driver and assert that upon requesting he step out of the vehicle that he slammed into the family's car and a police cruiser before taking off.
Authorities claim to have called off the pursuit for fear of the safety of others nearby. The man was located the next day and taken into custody. Although it is unclear how authorities came to believe he was intoxicated at the time of the incident, he is reportedly facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, along with reckless driving and aggravated assault.
When accused of drunk driving, individuals may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain how to achieve this goal. Those who face similar circumstances could benefit from seeking counsel from a defense attorney for advice on how best to approach the situation. An attorney in Tennessee can examine the client's situation and provide advice on the best course of action to take during subsequent legal proceedings.
Source: wsmv.com, "Driver charged after Clarksville road rage incident," Stuart Ervin, Jan. 5, 2018