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Blountville woman faces prison term, fine in connection with dog-bicycle wreck

Staff Report • Jan 7, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to the Bristol Herald-Courier Sullivan County has issued two felony warrants for Christine Salyer, who owns the dogs involved in a Dec. 27 bicycle-dog collission in Blountville. Sullivan County Sheriff’s Capt. Keith Elton said. Salyer could be sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay thousands in fines if convictedBarbara Pearce, who suffered bruising to her brain, a broken collar bone, broken shoulder blade and several broken ribs during the Dec. 27 incident.Pearce was injured after two dogs ran out onto Barger Hollow Road in Blountville and hit her bicycle. She was released from Johnston Memorial Hospital on Jan. 2, hospital spokesman Brad Lifford said.

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