DUFF, TN (WLAF) – Speeding and failing to maintain lane on White Oak Road cost Jennifer Lynn Haun a trip to jail. On Dec. 22, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins noticed a white Saturn sedan traveling at 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. Then he saw the vehicle go left of the yellow center line and into the on coming lane of traffic.

Mullins stopped the car, and Haun got out and walked toward Mullins. He ordered her back to the vehicle, and she began shouting “are you a real police officer”. Mullins then identified himself and ordered her back to her car, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

When Mullins asked Haun for her driver’s license, she was unable to provide one and told Mullins that her license was suspended. A check of her license revealed that it was suspended more than ten years ago, Oct. 10, 2011, for failure to appear to traffic court. Her driver’s history revealed she had multiple offenses of driving while suspended during 2012. While Mullins was checking Haun’s license status, he asked her multiple times if she had any firearms or weapons in the vehicle, and Haun reported she did not have weapons.

After placing Haun under arrest, Mullins inventoried her Saturn where he found a loaded Ruger EC9S 9MM handgun in a purse belonging to Haun that was sitting in the front passenger seat. A criminal history check performed by Mullins revealed prior convictions for felony forgery as well as prior violations of probation from criminal court.

Haun, 4737 Hwy 25W, LaFollette was charged with speeding, failure to maintain lane, driving while revoked/suspended (5th offense), unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon and other. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/30/2021-6AM)