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Nashville Mom Gets DUI with Toddler in Tow

DUIBabyLatasha J. Black is not going to win an award for being mother of the year anytime soon, though she could be a shoe-in for the worst mother of the year plaque. The 25-year-old Nashville mom was arrested and jailed by Franklin police over the weekend for driving under the influence. But not only was Black drunk driving, she was doing so with her unrestrained three-year-old child in the backseat. Apparently, the toddler wanted to party too.

The Situation

Lt. Charles Warner of Franklin Police stopped Black at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Sunday at Carter Street and Natchez Street for a traffic violation. After Warner discovered Black was intoxicated with her three-year-old child unrestrained in the back seat, Black was arrested and jailed. She is being charged with her second DUI offense, driving on a revoked driver’s license, violation of the child restraint law and reckless endangerment, in addition to being held to a $7,500 bail in Williamson Count Jail. She is due in court on Sep. 24.

DUI in Tennessee

It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle if your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher under Tennessee law. If caught, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. Once pulled over, an officer will ask you to do the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests — which include the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn and one-leg stand — and submit a BAC test. If failed, you will be charged with a DUI, immediately arrested, jailed for a mandatory minimum 48 hours and your drivers license will be revoked for one year for violating the Tennessee Implied Consent Law. In addition, you will serve a year under supervised probation, pay a $350 fine plus court costs and assigned 24 hours of community service.

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