JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A report of a possibly intoxicated driver ended with an arrest.
On Sunday, June 2, a man reported that he had been run off Towe String Rd by a possibly intoxicated driver. The man stated that he had turned around and followed the vehicle. The driver of the alleged car pulled off at Ridge Real Estate and the victim was able to see the driver of the vehicle. The victim told Officer Dakota Williams that the vehicle had gotten back on the road and drove to River Rd. The victim had his wife to record the alleged intoxicated driver. During this time, the vehicle was all over the road, almost striking two vehicles in the oncoming lane of traffic. The vehicle then again went into the oncoming lane of traffic almost striking a person at their mailbox. The alleged intoxicated driver eventually pulled into a driveway on River Rd, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department.
Williams went to the driveway where the driver had stopped and found a man who later identified as Luke Anthony Halcomb passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle were three bottles of an alcoholic beverage, and Williams could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Williams noticed one bottle was empty, one half full and the third approximately one quarter full. Halcomb was asked to get out of the vehicle and almost fell. Williams noticed he had slurred speech and watery bloodshot eyes. Halcomb was then asked to step to the back of the vehicle he did so by using the car to hold himself up. Halcomb stated several times. “Please just cut me a break, and I’ll go inside and sleep.” When asked where he had been Halcomb said he had been to eat and to the store. A check of Halcomb’s license revealed it was revoked for driving under the influence.
After a series of field sobriety tests, Halcomb was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) 2nd offense, driving while revoked, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and violation of TN financial law. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/10/2019-6AM)