Moo-ving violation: Drunk driver arrested after hitting cow

Rain Smith • May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports from area police departments. Hawkins County Sheriff's OfficeMay 10A Rogersville woman reported previously loaning a handgun to her daughter for home defense. She has since asked the daughter to return the gun, according to statements to police, but the daughter is "evasive" in answering questions about its current location. Shortly after 7 p.m. police responded to a Carters Valley crash, where a GMC pickup had "struck a cow in the roadway." The driver left the scene but was soon located and stopped, with officers observing him to have bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He reportedly admitted to drinking "a few beers" earlier in the evening and was "unable" to perform sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash. A police report says his truck sustained damage to the right front, while the cow's condition was not specified. May 11A Mooresburg man reported being assaulted by his father — adding that his sister also "jumped in" and threw him against a vehicle. Sullivan County Sheriff's OfficeMay 9A Deck Valley Road man called police from a shed, saying a female on bath salts had become combative and "destroyed" his home. A Cochise Trail resident reported that someone keeps stealing fuel out of his car. A motorist on I-81 advised dispatch of a reckless motorcycle rider "doing wheelies."May 10Police were asked to check on a "young boy" along Highway 394. The caller claimed he was, "carrying two beer cans."A Kingsport resident reported people wearing camouflage were prowling around his house, with him snapping photos of the suspects.A woman in the Orebank area was allegedly "staggering around in the road" with a beer in her hand. When police arrived she could not be located. An I-26 motorist was driving erratically, according to another driver, and "flipping people off."May 11A woman, who had just been released from jail, claimed her son's grandmother refused to return the child to her care. Police were advised of a domestic disturbance on Johnson Cemetery Road. A man had allegedly locked his wife out of their house, with her then beating on the door for 30 minutes. Dispatch was alerted to a pair of suspicious juveniles off the Bluff City Highway. The caller said they both were wearing camo, while one also carried a hatchet. May 12A Kingsport resident called police on a 15-year-old girl, saying she was "defiant" after returning from the prom. Police were asked to check on a Kingsport resident, alleged to have earlier "disturbed" a church service in Johnson City. A man called police to say that someone needs to come pick him up before he "goes off the deep end."A juvenile was reportedly "playing chicken with cars" on Shuler Drive. Dispatch was advised of a disturbance in Bristol, Tenn., where a man suspected of using on bath salts continually rides a motorcycle up and down a road. Police visited Bristol Regional Medical Center to speak with the alleged victim of an assault. He claimed to have been hit across the back with an ax handle on Old Elizabethton Highway, naming two possible suspects who were present. One was a woman he has "dated a few times." The other was a female he knows only as "Hoochie Momma."Kingsport Police DepartmentMay 9A city resident advised that juveniles were "peeking" in her window, but she ran them off. Three separate people allegedly called the realtor of a property on Forest Street. They claimed a neighbor was "tearing the decking" off the home, then taking it to their residence. May 10A man allegedly threatened to drive his truck into a home on Skyland Drive. May 12A caller from a North Eastman Road business claimed to have seen a man sling a "cup of something" on an elderly couple, then flee the area in his vehicle.

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