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

January 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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 convicted

Barbara 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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