CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Leonard Lee Walden was recently arrested for the seventh time, according to jail records. This time, it was burned out license plate lights on his Chevy S-10 pick-up truck that led to his arrest.
In the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, June 15, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins was on routine patrol on Hwy 25W around 3 am when he saw Walden’s truck with the non-working license plate lights.
Mullins conducted a traffic stop as Walden pulled into the Rocky Top Shell. Walden’s speech was slurred, he couldn’t sit still and his pupils were constricted based on Mullins arrest narrative. The deputy asked Walden if he had taken any kind of narcotics, and Walden denied that he had. Mullins said Walden was unsteady on his feet as he walked to the back of the pick-up truck to take a field sobriety test on which he performed unsatisfactorily.
Once at the jail, Walden refused a blood draw, according to the report from the sheriff’s office. That prompted a charge of violation of the implied consent law along with violation of the light law and DUI (driving under the influence).
Walden is due in court in July. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/24/2021-6AM)