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Ex-Titans Player Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

DUIKeith Bulluck’s Twitter location says, “Where ever life takes me…” Well, the former Tennessee Titans linebacker was taken to jail for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning. Metro police officers responded to a single-car crash into a light pole on interstate-65 near Armory Drive and found Bulluck standing outside his vehicle. A cop on the scene noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Bulluck as he was unsteady, had slurred speech and red, watery eyes. Bulluck admitted to having two beers and was coming home from Losers Bar downtown. The 38-year-old failed the field sobriety test and refused a blood sample to test his alcohol levels. He was booked on a $5,000 bail for one count of DUI and another count of violating the implied consent law.

DUI in Tennessee

DUI’s are a misdemeanor in Tennessee. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 percent if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are pulled over for suspicion of a DUI, an officer will request you to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which includes the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn and one-leg stand. Once completed, an officer will read the Tennessee Implied Consent Law and request a BAC test. If you refuse, like Bulluck, your license will be revoked for one year. A BAC test can be performed via blood testing or breathalyzer. If you fail the tests, you will immediately be taken to jail for a DUI.

Hire a Nashville DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important to hire a skilled, experience and knowledgeable attorney to represent you in a court of law. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience in handling DUI defense cases. Our attorneys know all the factors that can influence BAC. Our goal is to relentlessly fight to win your case. To speak with one of our attorneys, call our offices or Request a Free Initial Consultation online today.

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