The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.
Kingsport Police Department
Shortly before 9 p.m., police stopped a vehicle traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Stone Drive. The driver, who thought it was 9 a.m., told officers he was going to a doctor's appointment in Abingdon, and admitted to drinking several shots of bourbon with his medication. He was charged with DUI and driving left of center.
An officer responded to a rear end collision on Fort Henry Drive. While investigating the incident, the driver who struck the other car reportedly began "walking out in front of moving traffic" — forcing an officer to pull him out of the way of passing vehicles. The man didn't know the correct day of the week, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested.
Officers responded to a crash on Memorial Boulevard, where a vehicle had exited the roadway and struck three vehicles on a used car lot. The driver, who was "immediately noticed" to have alcohol on his breath, was ultimately arrested for DUI.
Wise County Sheriff's Office
A caller from Coeburn alerted dispatch to "a very friendly pig" in the roadway. While animal control was en route, the woman called again, saying a man who is familiar with the pig and the pig's owner had arrived at the scene. The animal was last seen following the man back to its home.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
A mail carrier on Devault Bridge Road called police after spotting a man by the road "with his pants down to his knees." The carrier said that at the same time yesterday he observed the man "completely naked."
A Bloomingdale burglar reportedly stole a cat.
A caller claimed to have accidentally left her phone at a yard sale, returning to find it had been stolen.
Police were asked to check on a suspicious "car full of young people" on Highway 11E.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. dispatch was alerted to a possibly intoxicated driver on Hickory Tree Road. A deputy spotted the suspect's vehicle and attempted to conduct a stop, but the driver reportedly ignored sirens and lights. He veered his van off both the right side of the road and into oncoming lanes of traffic, then "slowed to a crawl" at the intersection of Hickory Tree and Bristol Caverns Highway. The officer pulled alongside the van, at which time the driver "abruptly" turned left and nearly stuck the side of the patrol car. Nearly a mile later, the man finally pulled over on Bristol Caverns Highway and "staggered" out of his vehicle. He was observed to have several lacerations to his head, telling police he had left a previous location after getting into a fight. He was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and evading arrest.
A Cardinal Street resident called police after a neighbor blew grass clippings "all over" his vehicles. The complainant said he confronted the neighbor about the incident, at which time the other man's grandson displayed a revolver and threatened to shoot. The individual who reportedly sparked the incident was then interviewed by police, saying his neighbor had "charged" at him and threatened to "split his head." He added that whenever he mows his yard, an altercation inevitably ensues: "Every time it becomes an argument." No charges were filed, but an investigation into the incident is continuing.
Shortly before 6 a.m. police responded to a report of a man sprawled across Princeton Road. The caller said the man appears to be alive, but is unresponsive. An officer arrived to find the suspect emitting a strong odor of alcohol and "lying in the middle of the roadway on a pillow." When asked what he was doing, he said he was on his way to a family member's house, while a duffel bag in his possession was found to contain liquor. He was charged with public intoxication and transported to jail "for his safety and the safety of the public."
Hawkins County Sheriff's Office
A Rogersville woman allegedly left a voicemail on another person's phone threatening to hit them "with a cane."
Police were alerted to harassment by text message, in which a man reportedly threatened to have a woman "put in jail" if she didn't have sex with him. The victim said it was an ongoing problem.