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Charges filed against suspected reckless driver after mishap in Tennessee

A suspected reckless driver, who authorities believed was under the influence of intoxicants (DUI), was recently charged in La Vergne after he got involved in a mishap where his vehicle caught fire, a December 27 article of wate.com reported.

Reports revealed that alongside the DUI, 24-year-old Spencer Rhodes was also charged with reckless driving and felony reckless endangerment after he broadsided a vehicle on Interstate 24 West. At around 3:00 a.m., the state highway patrol was notified of a vehicle driving the opposite lane moments before the mishap. Rhodes’ vehicle reportedly caught fire in the vicinity of Waldron Road exit. Dispatchers told reports that Rhodes had traveled as far as 12 miles in the wrong-way before the fire broke out. Traffic flow on the affected roads in I-24 was restored after few hours.

The Nashville attorneys of the Pohl & Berk, LLP strongly believe that such mishaps can be avoided if the driver is not reckless while behind the wheel. However, if you are harmed by negligent parties, we may possibly help you get the compensation you need for recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (615) 277-2765.

DUI charges filed against bus driver transporting students

A bus driver in Tennessee is facing charges after he was recently apprehended by authorities for driving a bus containing students while under the influence of alcohol, a December 9 article reported.

In a checkpoint conducted by personnel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), authorities initially observed that 58-year-old Robert Michael Hoskinson smelled of alcohol. Hoskinson, who is an employee of Wise Coaches, was driving a bus containing 56 students on their way to a football championship game in Cookeville. Hoskinson was taken into custody after he failed a field sobriety test and authorities found a half-full a bottle of liquor inside the bus. After an investigation, Wise Coaches decided to terminate Hoskinson.

Fortunately no one was hurt in the recent arrest of this intoxicated bus driver. However, the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many accident victims are not so lucky when they encounter drunk drivers. If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent, reckless, or intoxicated driver, call us at (615) 277-2765 today to discuss your legal options.

One killed, one injured in Rutherford County rollover accident

One person died and another one was seriously injured when the vehicle they were riding in rolled over in Rutherford County, WKRN-TV Nashville reported on June 15.

Reports said the fatal rollover happened at around 3:00 a.m. on Interstate 24 near Almaville Road. A Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) reportedly rolled over several times after its driver lost control and attempted to over-correct. SUV passenger Kathleen Davenport was killed at the scene after she was thrown from the vehicle. Driver Blake Rutledge was taken to a hospital in Vanderbilt due to serious injuries he sustained from the crash. Investigators believe drugs or alcohol was involved.

Drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants endanger the lives of their passengers and other people on the road. If you lose a loved one due to others’ recklessness in Nashville, the lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, may work for you. Speak with us today by calling 615-277-2765.

Motorcyclist killed in Henry County crash

A motorcyclist was reported dead after being involved in a recent accident in Henry County, WBBJ7 reported on Monday, May 5.

Authorities identified Benton County motorcyclist Michael Wall, 39, who was killed on May 4. Reports coming from the Jackson THP said the incident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. on the corner of Highway 79 and Elkhorn Road when a vehicle veered into the biker’s path. It was confirmed that Wall wore a helmet at the time of the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, Suzanne Fowlkes of Paris, was not injured in the wreck but was found to be intoxicated while driving. She has since been charged with a DUI.

The attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, who have suffered a great loss from this motorcycle accident.

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