Andrew Travis Woody
ROGERSVILLE — A Hamblen County man who has been classified as a habitual motor offender since 1998 picked up his eighth felony "violation of the Habitual Motor Offender Act" charge Saturday after being stopped for speeding in Surgoinsville.
Around 6:30 p.m. Saturday Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Josh Byrd reportedly observed a 1997 Chrysler CXI traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 11-W in Surgoinsville.
Byrd confirmed by radar that the vehicle driven by Andrew Travis Woody, 43, 1040 Brady Road, White Pine, was traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Byrd conducted a traffic stop and was informed by Woody that he didn't have a driver's license.
A computer check revealed, however, that Woody was first declared a habitual motor offender in 1998 in Jefferson County.
Since then Woody has acquired seven felony convictions for violation of the Habitual Motor Offender Act including in 2001 in Hamblen County; 2004 in Hawkins County; 2007 in Hamblen County; twice in 2009 in Jefferson County; and twice in Jefferson County in 2013.
Woody also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Catoosa, Ga. for failure to appear on a drug possession charge.
Woody was charged Saturday with violation of the Habitual Motor Offender act eighth offense, as well as speeding, and driving on a revoked license.
He was also served with a warrant for being a fugitive from justice.
Woody was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions court, and remained held without bond in the Hawkins County Jail.comments powered by Disqus