STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SCARLET I. MARTIN - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 11, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rob McKinney and Brittney Hollis, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Scarlet I. Martin.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Ray Crouch, District Attorney General; and Jack Arnold and Talmage M. Woodall, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, Scarlet I. Martin, was convicted of driving under the influence of an intoxicant (“DUI”) and driving under the influence of an intoxicant with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) greater than .08 (“DUI per se”). She appeals, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions and that the trial court erred by denying her motion to suppress the results of a warrantless blood draw. After carefully reviewing the record, we conclude that the evidence was sufficient and that the blood draw was justified by exigent circumstances. Accordingly, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.

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