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Police responded to 48 Tusculum Road at just after 7 a.m. on Sunday after someone struck a car in the driveway and flipped their vehicle in the front yard, according to police reports. When police arrived, Francisco Vribe-Robledo, 23, was out of the vehicle and told police that he was okay.
Police detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver. His speech was slurred, had trouble answering questions and lost his balance a couple times while walking.
In the vehicle with Vribe-Robledo at the time of the accident were his three children, ages 4 months, 2 and 3. All the children were transported to Vanderbilt Pediatric Hospital for injuries, as was Vribe-Robledo. There was only one child seat in the vehicle, police noted.
Vribe-Robledo told police at the hospital that he had been at some friends' house drinking and having fun all night and doesn't remember the time that he drank his last alcoholic beverage.
Monday, December 17 2012, 05:54 PM CST
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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