Davidson Courts Consolidate DUI Cases

Davidson County trial courts approved an innovative plan to transfer first-, second- and third-offense DUIs, as well as all other driver’s license-related charges, to a single court -- Second Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon. Previously, these cases were assigned to a criminal court hearing a full docket, plus the DUI cases, with assistance from other criminal court judges. Effective October 15, the plan was praised by Second Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon who said. “I look forward to this challenge … Prioritizing the DUIs in one court helps the criminal courts manage their rising case loads and assures all involved in DUI cases a timely conclusion to their case.” The Administrative Office of the Courts has the story.