STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CARL CHRISTOPHER DOTSON - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 19, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Dana M. Ausbrooks, Franklin, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Carl Christopher Dotson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Saffeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Nichole Dusche, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

Following a bench trial, the Defendant-Appellant, Carl C. Dotson, was convicted of driving on a revoked license, eighth offense, and driving under the influence (DUI), third offense, in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated sections 55-50-504 and 55-10- 401, respectively. For these offenses, the trial court imposed concurrent sentences of eleven months and twenty-nine days, to be served consecutively to an unrelated matter. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant-Appellant argues that the trial court erred by using a prior 1998 DUI conviction to enhance the instant DUI to a third offense and that the evidence was insufficient to support his DUI conviction. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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