TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 9, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases this month that could impact when police can pull over drivers for crossing lines on roads, the Tennessean reports. The cases from Williamson and Knox counties involve drivers who were charged with a DUI after they were stopped by police for crossing road lines only once and for a brief amount of time. Similar cases have been dismissed, including the dismissal of DUI charges against Rep. Bill Beck, D-Nashville. But Nashville attorney Rob McKinney predicts the Supreme Court will say a single violation, including crossing a road line once, warrants a traffic stop. "I think it opens up the door that (police) can make any kind of traffic stop any time they want to," McKinney told the Tennessean.