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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 25, 2013

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear a DUI case that could determine whether police can arrest people suspected of drunk driving even after they pass field sobriety tests. The case involves a DUI charge in Sevier County that was dismissed because the driver passed a series of field sobriety tests but was still arrested. Blood tests showed he was legally drunk, but three lower courts have said the evidence was gained unlawfully because police had no proof he was guilty of anything other than a traffic violation. News Channel 5 has the story.