Opinion FlashApril 17, 2003
Volume 9 Number 069
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Howard H. Vogel
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JIMMY GENE BLANKENSHIP Court:TCCA Attorneys: Howard L. Upchurch, Pikeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jimmy Gene Blankenship. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; James Michael Taylor, District Attorney General; and James W. Pope, III, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WEDEMEYER First Paragraph: The Defendant was indicted for driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, vehicular assault, and violation of the implied consent law. A Rhea County jury convicted the Defendant of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and vehicular assault. The trial court merged the DUI and reckless endangerment convictions into the vehicular assault conviction. It sentenced the Defendant to four years for vehicular assault and to six months for driving on a revoked license, to be served concurrently. The trial court ordered that the Defendant serve one year in the county jail, perform one hundred hours of public service, pay $800 in restitution, and imposed a fine of $5,500. The Defendant now appeals, arguing the following issues: (1) whether the trial court properly allowed testimony about the Defendant's erratic driving in Hamilton County; (2) whether the trial court erred by allowing the results of a blood alcohol test into evidence; (3) whether the trial court erred by permitting witnesses to testify about the percentage of alcohol in the samples of blood tested; and (4) whether the trial court properly sentenced the Defendant. Finding no error, we affirm the judgments of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/blanship.wpd
Public Records - Tennessee School Boards Association Date: April 14, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-042 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP42.pdf
Authority of general sessions and municipal judges to administer oaths of office to county officials Date: April 15, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-043 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP43.pdf
Not-For-Profit Foundations Benefitting Public Higher Education Institutions Date: April 15, 2003 Opinion Number: 03-044 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP44.pdf
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