Nashville DUI Injury

Crash alert: Driver facing DUI charges following crash in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 26th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A suspected drunk driver is facing charges following a crash in Nashville that caused injuries, according to WKRN.

Metro police said 28-year-old Esau Tennangueno-Cristobal was driving in the area of Blair Boulevard and 21st Avenue when he caused the accident Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m.

He attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was located nearby, police said.  Tennangueno-Cristobal failed field sobriety tests, failed a jail breath test, and showed other indications of alcohol use.

He is charged with driving under the influence.  Blood alcohol test results were still pending. Details of the injuries were not immediately released.

At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to investigate accidents caused by DUI and hold drunk and impaired drivers responsible for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay because of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about how we can help if you have been involved in an accident, call us at (844) 204-6765 or contact us online.

Crash alert: SUV driver arrested after pedestrian struck in Nashville

by Ponce Law | October 14th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police arrested the driver of an SUV after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured in Nashville Sunday night.

According to WSMV, authorities said 25-year-old Karson Tamas was behind the wheel of a Toyota RAV4 when she hit a man in the 1800 block of Division Street at about 8:45 p.m.

The victim, 29-year-old Brandon Mohle of Tacoma, Washington, was trying to cross the street when he was struck, police said. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Tamas, of Nashville, is charged with felony vehicular assault.

Police said Tamas showed signs of alcohol impairment, and a sample of her blood was taken to be analyzed for drug and alcohol content. She was released on a $10,000 bond.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the harm done to you and the disruption to your life. At Ponce Law, our Nashville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you acquire damages for past and future medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages while unable to work during recovery, and pain and suffering.  Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Crash alert: DUI checkpoint to be set up in Nashville on Labor Day

by Ponce Law | September 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police officers in Nashville will be on the lookout for impaired drivers on Labor Day.

Fox 17 reports a sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Bell Road in Hermitage. It will be staffed by the Metro Nashville Police DUI unit and other officers, starting in late afternoon and going through the early evening hours. A grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office is funding the additional police presence.

In 2019, Nashville police responded to over 800 crashes involving drivers impaired by alcohol, and the incidents resulted in over 500 injuries. 41% of the fatal crashes in Davidson County last year involved driver impairment.

People who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs have reduced reaction times, impaired vision and judgment, and are more likely to cause serious accidents. At Ponce Law, we have no tolerance for drunk drivers because we’ve seen the pain that their irresponsible behaviors can cause. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will hold the drunk driver responsible for your injuries accountable, and help you get the money you deserve for your medical bills and vehicle repairs. If you or someone you love was injured by a drunk driver, call us at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form, today.

Nashville Car Accident Lawyers Look At Factors That Lead to Drunk Driving

by Staff Blogger | July 29th, 2015

Every year in Tennessee, thousands of motorists are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. These statistics make many citizens wonder if there are any factors give drivers a predisposition to drink and drive. The Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law say the answer is yes.
According to WBIR 10 News, men in Tennessee are charged with DUI offenses at a higher rate than women. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office examined data from 2010 to 2014 provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Department of Statistics. In total, 20,118 men were charged with DUI offenses compared to 6,709 women. That means males in Tennessee were arrested for drinking and driving three times more often as women.
Age is another factor that tends to correlate with an increase in DUI arrests. Data tends to show young and middle aged adults are most often charged with drunk driving offenses.

We can each do our part to prevent drunk driving. Do your part to prevent Tennessee drunk driving accidents by never getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a friend or loved one to pick you up and get you home safely.

Judges Call for Stricter Drunk Driving Regulations in Sullivan County

by Staff Blogger | June 22nd, 2015

Tennessee is known for having some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the United States today. Legislators passed a law in 2013 that requires all DUI offenders to have ignition interlock systems installed on their vehicles. Furthermore, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies routinely conduct no refusal campaigns. This is when a judge or magistrate is on hand 24 hours a day to sign warrants for blood and breath samples from suspected DUI offenders.

Despite these laws, Tennessee drunk driving accidents continue to happen. Last year alone, drunk driving fatalities accounted for almost 30 percent of all traffic-related deaths. This is why some state lawmakers are looking to make drunk driving regulations even tougher.

For the last 20 years, officers, troopers, and deputies have signed a sworn affidavit stating the reason for any arrest. Now though, judges say this process doesn’t adhere to the law and could result in a failed conviction of a DUI offender. According to an article from the Insurance Journal, judges in Sullivan County are calling for magistrates to be on call at all hours of the day or night to give approval for late-night DUI arrests.

Our Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law recognize the importance of holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions. That’s why we are hopeful the changes that have been requested by the judges are adopted sooner, rather than later.

Suspected Tennessee Drunk Driving Accident Leave Six Seriously Injured

by Staff Blogger | February 28th, 2014

February 28, 2014

Driving under the influence is a serious problem in Middle Tennessee. In fact, a recent Drunk Driving Accident in Smyrna last week was responsible for leaving six people seriously injured.

According to an article published by The Daily News Journal, the incident happened on Feb. 17, along the Old Nashville Highway. Reports indicate a 53-year-old Murfreesboro man was driving under the influence of alcohol in a Toyota Celica when he swerved to illegally pass a vehicle in front of him and struck a Chevy Trailblazer head-on.

The impact of the collision left six occupants of the SUV, who ranged in ages from 18 to 71, with numerous injuries that each required treatment at local hospitals. Trauma center officials later stated one of the most severely injured accident victims was being listed in stable condition.

The crash leaves many citizens wondering what they can do to help prevent drunken driving accidents. The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that refraining from ever getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol will dramatically slash the chances of an accident. It is also important for motorists to remember to report suspected drunk drivers to the local authorities immediately. Supporting organizations that raise awareness of impaired driving, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is another great way to combat the problem.