You want to think that someone being arrested and put in jail would make them learn their lesson. You want to think that when they’re released, they won’t immediately return to their dangerous lifestyle. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and a Tennessee man proved it last week. Will it take a serious accident with a school bus to get him off the streets for good?
In 2013, the man was convicted of DUI in Anderson County. Before that he’d managed to avoid charges since the early 90s when he was convicted of DUI in both 1990 and 1991. Enough time had passed after those charges that they can’t be held against him in his most recent infraction. But unlike, the other times he has been busted, this time ended with a serious accident.
Just last week the man slammed his vehicle into a Knox County school bus. Thankfully no one was injured, and the man will be facing a long list of charges including DUI, reckless driving, and driving with a revoked license. It’s amazing, however, that this man was allowed on the road at all. The state does have the Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Act in place which makes it a felony to drive if you commit a certain number of behind-the-wheel offenses in a short amount of time, but somehow even with his lengthy record, he wasn’t on the list of Habitual Motor Vehicle Offenders.
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Source. WATE.com, ‘http://www.wate.com/story/24897735/suspect-in-west-knox-school-bus-crash-has-history-of-dui-convictions,’ Samantha Manning, March 05, 2014.