Kingsport driver arrested after getting stuck at railroad crossing

Rain Smith • Jan 14, 2013 at 3:32 AM

The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 11

Police were called to a railroad crossing on Colonial Heights Road. They located a Mercury Marquis that had gotten stuck in the gravel along the tracks, with the driver saying she was attempting to turn around. When questioned about an odor of alcohol on her breath she allegedly admitted to drinking an hour before driving. Police also received consent to search her vehicle, reportedly locating a pipe containing marijuana. She was arrested at the scene while a tow truck was called to remove her vehicle.

Jan. 13

A man attending a party on Whirlaway Circle allegedly had too much to drink, according to the resident, prompting two women in attendance to hide his keys. He reportedly assaulted the females in an attempt to get them back, with men at the party restraining him until police arrived. The women declined to press charges and arrangements were made for someone to take the man home. But he told police he wasn't leaving with someone he doesn't know, insisting, "just take me to jail." He was arrested for public intoxication.

Kingsport Police Department

Jan. 10

Police were dispatched to East Center Street due to a woman writing on a door with lipstick. She was arrested, with the officer's report noting she had caused disturbances on "numerous occasions" throughout the day — including when police spoke with her just five minutes prior to the latest call.

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 13

Police were called to a domestic assault at a Bulls Gap home. The resident said that when she answered a knock at her door a woman burst in demanding to know where her boyfriend is, threatening, "I'm gonna kill him!" She allegedly found him asleep in a bedroom, beat him in the head with a Maglite flashlight, then fled the scene. She was later located and charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

For the complete blotter listings read Tuesday's print edition of the Times-News.

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