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2021 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 10 - Accidents, Crimes and Penalties
Part 1 - Accidents
§ 55-10-119. Detaining Drivers Involved in Accidents Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death if Driver Does Not Have Valid Driver License and Evidence of Financial Responsibility
Universal Citation: TN Code § 55-10-119 (2021)
An officer shall detain a driver without a warrant, as provided in § 40-7-103, and bring the driver before a committing magistrate if the driver:
- Is involved in an accident resulting in:
- Serious bodily injury, as defined in § 55-50-502; or
- Death; and
- Does not have a valid driver license; and
- Does not have evidence of financial responsibility as required by § 55-12-139.
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