Kingsport man arrested after van hits two cars, 'several street signs'

Rain Smith • Mar 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM

A Kingsport man was arrested Friday night after allegedly striking two vehicles and "several street signs" on multiple roads, then crashing his work van in a ditch.

An arrest report from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office identifies the man as Bryan Keith Dockery, 39, of 3856 Bloomingdale Road. At about 9:45 p.m. central dispatch began receiving calls from concerned motorists a white van.

According to the report the van was initially spotted on Brookside Drive, driving recklessly and with no lights. A deputy heading to that location was then advised by dispatch that the vehicle was on John. B. Dennis Highway, where it had struck multiple road signs.

The van then allegedly turned right onto Bloomingdale Road, and according to callers, "appeared to have gasoline coming from the back of it." A deputy responding to the Bloomingdale area was then alerted that the van had struck a vehicle near Kingsley Avenue.

Moments later, dispatch told the deputy that the van had just hit another vehicle on Bloomingdale Road, just above the Old Beason Well Road intersection. The deputy responded to find Dockery trying to get the van out of a ditch.

The report states one occupant of the second vehicle Dockery allegedly hit was transported to the Holston Valley Emergency Room. The individual's identity, or extent of injuries, was not documented.

The deputy reports Dockery was too unsteady to undergo field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Indian Path Medical Center to submit a blood test, allegedly revealing a blood alcohol level of .35. The police reports says Dockery also tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Dockery was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

The report says statements were taken from several motorists who were allegedly following Dockery's van.

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