Tennessee Legislature approves 2013 Safe Commute Act

2013 Safe Commute Act is one step closer to becoming a law in Tennessee. The bill would allow people with handgun-carry permits to keep guns in their locked cars on most parking lots in Tennessee — including at most workplaces — against the business owner’s objections without fear of state or local criminal charges. Non-permit

Franklin Police plan DUI checkpoint

Franklin police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at McEwen Drive near Carothers Parkway on Friday, January 25, 2013. Be on the outlook for and drive carefully near DUI roadblocks.  There will likely be additional members of law enforcement on patrol throughout the city looking for impaired drivers. Anyone detained and then arrested at a sobriety checkpoint

Can Cops Take a Blood Sample Without a Warrant?

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case testing whether police must get a warrant before forcing a drunk driving suspect to have his blood drawn, NPR reports. The court has long held that search warrants are ordinarily required when government officials order intrusions into the body, reasoning that such intrusions