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Tennessee assistant football coach faces DUI charges

New York football fans will be interested to know that an assistant football coach for Vanderbilt University was arrested on charges related to drunk driving. The 37-year-old man is accused of causing property damage, evading police and failing a breath test before he was arrested and charged.

The newspaper source reports that the accused was driving down West End Avenue in Nashville when his vehicle struck two cars. The assistant coach apparently left the scene of the collision on foot, but police stopped him a short distance away. The man apparently told police that he had been driving the vehicle involved in the collision.

The newspaper source also stated that the man appeared to be unsteady, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He also smelled of alcohol, and his breath test showed that his blood alcohol content was .18 percent. The legal limit for blood alcohol content in the state is .08 percent. The man has reportedly been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and DUI. The university is conducting its own investigation into the matter, but the coach has already been suspended from his coaching position indefinitely.

Driving under the influence charges in New York are serious, and they may have a significant impact on the life of the accused. An arrest may be made based on evidence, eyewitness reports and even the accused's confession, but it may be possible to build a defense against the charges the individual faces. By working with a New York DUI attorney, those who face DUI or related charges may be able to develop a strong defense. This may help the accused to have the charges dropped or decreased, or it may yield a lighter sentence if the accused is convicted of the charges.

Source: Sports Illustrated, "Report: Vanderbilt assistant coach Vavae Tata arrested for DUI", Zac Ellis, February 18, 2014

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