DUFF, TN (WLAF) – Wrecking his pick-up truck triggered events that resulted in the 40th arrest of Darryl Jay Stanford, according to records at the Campbell County Jail. It was late Tuesday night when sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a wreck on Highway 25W north of La Follette near the area of North Chaska Road.
Deputy Preston Mullins answered the call and found an abandoned, wrecked silver GMC single-cab Sierra off the Hwy. 25W roadway. Mullins described the truck as disabled with the airbags deployed.
In his report, Deputy Mullins details that it appeared Stanford was driving the pick-up north on 25W, crossed over into the south bound lane, onto the shoulder and then off the road.
Litter Control Officer Glennis Monday, who was off duty, located a shirtless Stanford not far from the scene of the wreck. It was stated in Deputy Mullins report that Officer Monday described Stanford as allegedly staggering just to stand, and that Stanford told Officer Monday that he was the driver of the wrecked truck.
It was reported that Stanford allegedly did not perform well during a field sobriety test. After the test, Stanford was asked several times if he felt like he needed medical treatment and responded that he did not know but felt dizzy.
Deputy Mullins drove Stanford to the La Follette Medical Center, where, on the way, Stanford fell asleep in the back seat of the cruiser and could not be awakened. Emergency Room personnel awoke Stanford and then rolled Stanford into the hospital via a wheel chair. Stanford was treated and later cleared by the attending physician based on Mullins report.
Stanford, 52, of 238 Highway 90, Duff, was arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence), possession of a schedule III controlled substance and violation of the implied consent law. It was noted on Stanford’s arrest report that his drivers license was revoked.
A Sept. 13th court date is set for Stanford who is free on a $14,000 secure bond. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/09/2022-6AM)