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Resource ID: #10829
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)
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Date: 11-94

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WSMV-TV found big problems in the way repeat offender drunk drivers are prosecuted and punished in Nashville. Our investigation found the district attorney's office offering first-offender pleas to repeat offenders without checking their records. WSMV-TV found fourteen-thousand convicted drunk drivers who had never served their jail time-they simply didn't show up, and no one went looking for them.

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