STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTONIO FREEMAN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 17, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James B. Hawkins, Gallatin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Antonio Freeman.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter and Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel, for appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

Defendant/Appellant was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. At trial, Appellant and the arresting officer gave conflicting testimony as to whether Appellant refused to submit to a blood test. The jury acquitted Appellant of the driving under the influence charge, but the trial court, crediting the arresting officer’s testimony, found that the Appellant had violated the implied consent law. On appeal, Appellant argues that the trial court erred in crediting the testimony of the arresting officer despite the acquittal by the jury. Discerning no error, we affirm.

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