Hawkins man charged with DUI 10th offense

Jeff Bobo • Apr 6, 2017 at 1:24 PM

MOORESBURG — A Hawkins County man was charged with DUI 10th offense Friday evening as a result of a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 11-W in Mooresburg.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, HCSO Sgt. Brian Boggs reportedly observed a black Dodge SUV traveling 76 mph in a 55 mph zone westbound on Highway 11-W.

Upon conducting a traffic stop, Boggs allegedly observed the driver and the passenger switch places.

The original driver was identified as Dion Scott Myers, 49, 138 Grassy Valley Road, Whitesburg.

Boggs reportedly observed that Myers had slurred speed and smelled of alcohol, and he allegedly admitted to drinking beer three hours earlier.

Myers then allegedly failed field sobriety tests.

A check of his driving record revealed him to to have a revoked driver’s license and nine previous DUI convictions: 2012 in Jefferson County; two in 2005, 1999, 1998, 1997, two in 1996 in Hawkins County; and 1988 in New Jersey.

He also has a previous driving on revoked conviction in Jefferson County in 2012.

Aside from the DUI 10th charge, Myers was charged with driving on revoked second offense, speeding, and violation of the implied consent law.

He was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court, and as of Wednesday remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $25,000 bond pending his next court appearance set for April 17.                                                                                           

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