WHITE OAK, TN (WLAF) – Erratic braking by a man driving a pick-up truck on the north side of Campbell County was a clue something was just not right. Campbell County Deputy Christopher West saw a white Ford F-150 traveling east on Little White Oak Road late in the afternoon of Sat., Jan. 30 and noticed the driver of the vehicle braking erratically.
The driver would frequently change speeds varying more than 10 miles an hour above and below the speed limit. The driver also had erratic behavior while driving, such as continuously turning his head to each, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. West also noticed the driver of the vehicle was violating the safety belt law.
West stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Matthew Wade King. West asked the driver to step out of the truck and do a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed. West questioned King if he had taken anything that would put him under the influence. King replied that he had smoked marijuana around 5 am.
King, 55, 112 Monday Hollow, Duff is charged with driving under influence (DUI) and other. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/08/2021-6AM)