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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.

Motorcyclist killed by repeat DUI offender

An elderly man in Memphis, Tennessee recently died after he was struck by a vehicle driven by a DUI repeat offender, wmcactionnews5.com reported on September 11.

According to reports, Thomas Holloway on September 9 was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle on Shelby Drive. The driver that caused the crash was identified as Christopher Franklin. He reportedly pulled in front of the motorcyclist as they were turning. Holloway suffered broken bones and bleeding on the brain. Franklin, whose license was revoked after his fourth DUI, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without a license.

Our team at Pohl & Berk, LLP would like to extend our condolences to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic incident.

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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