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Tennessee / Drunk Drivers #296689

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Nashville, Tennessee) Nashville reported holding world record for drunk driving arrests; Tennessee's passage of controversial drunk driving law and resultant jail overcrowding noted. [Sheriff Fate THOMAS - describes situation.] Judicial backlog in trying drunk driving cases and waiting list for jail terms cited. Current debate over state senate's effort to soften DUI bill examined. [State sen. Curtis PERSON, Junior - feels overcrowding of hospitals, morgues and cemeteries more serious consideration than jails.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Zandt

Rather, Dan;
Van Zandt, Peter

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