A Kentucky man alleged his truck told him not to drive drunk.
Campbell County Deputy John Minor was called to the Jellico Hospital Emergency Room on Sunday about a possible drunk driver who had wrecked on Brick Plant Lane. Minor arrived at the ER and spoke with Gary Wayne Fuson. According to the report, Fuson said that he had been drinking liquor and beer and then crashed his truck. He said the truck told him to not drive drunk, but he didn’t listen, and his truck tried to hurt him. He continued saying that he kicked his “truck’s butt” and left it on its roof.
The 57-year- old Fuson then said he was drinking with a female friend and some guy he didn’t know came and told him to get off his property. The man allegedly told Fuson to sleep in this truck, until he was sober, but Fuson said he wasn’t going to do that because he didn’t know the man, so he left. He stated several times when Minor was talking to him, how drunk he, that his truck is a robot and tried to prevent him from driving.
Minor attempted to read the Tennessee Implied Consent Law to Fuson, but allegedly had to start over several times, because the man kept interrupting him and he had to tell him he needed to pay close attention to what he was saying. Fuson eventually agreed to a blood draw. During this time, Minor noted Fuson smelled of alcohol.
Fuson had a large cut inside his hairline as result of the crash and the doctor at the ER had to use several stitches to close the cut, according to the report. After he was medically cleared, he was given a series of field sobriety tests which he failed.
Fuson, of Williamsburg, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI). He is free this morning on a $3,000 bond and is due back in court on Tuesday, April 16. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/12/2019-6AM)