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Police: Man passed out at Hawkins market had almost $1,500 in cash

July 15th, 2014 1:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police: Man passed out at Hawkins market had almost $1,500 in cash

Bobby Rex Glasgow, 50,

ROGERSVILLE — A Blountville man who was found passed out Sunday evening on a bench at a convenience store near Rogersville was allegedly in possession of a large quantity of cash as well as drool.

Bobby Rex Glasgow, 50, 780 Hamilton Place, Blountville, reportedly told police he had pulled his vehicle over because he didn't want to hurt anyone.

Around 6 p.m. Sunday, Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Montgomery was dispatched to Lake View Market on Highway 11-W just west of Rogersville on a complaint of an intoxicated man passed out inside the store.

"He was unresponsive on the front bench of the store, slumped over the side with a large amount of drool from the mouth," Montgomery said.

"Mr. Glasgow was very lethargic and hard to awaken. He had slurred speech and was very unsteady on his feet."

Upon being searched, Glasgow was allegedly found to be in possession of $1,492 in cash in his pants pocket, a marijuana cigarette in his front shirt pocket, and rolling papers in his wallet.

Montgomery learned that Glasgow had been driving a 1998 Honda Accord, which was in the store parking lot.

Glasgow allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

Montgomery said, "Glasgow stated several times, 'I pulled the vehicle over because I didn't want to hurt anyone.' "

Upon being arrested, Glasgow allegedly refused to submit to a blood draw.

He was charged with DUI, violation of the implied consent law, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to show proof of insurance.

He was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court, and as of Monday evening remained held in the Hawkins County Jail.

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