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Tennessee appellate judge charged with drunken driving

April 24th, 2012 1:59 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee appellate judge charged with drunken driving

Jerry Lynn Smith, 58.

KNOXVILLE — Police charged a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals with drunken driving after stopping him late Monday on Cumberland Avenue.

Jerry Lynn Smith, 58, of Nashville was arrested shortly before midnight on charges of drunken driving and violating the implied consent law, said Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Police Sgt. Ray Offenbacher stopped the 2010 Subaru Forester that Smith was driving in the 1800 block of Cumberland Avenue, DeBusk said.

Smith exhibited classic symptoms of drinking alcoholic beverages — slurred speech, unsteady and blood shot eyes — and refused to submit to a blood test.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel Web site.


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