On January 21, 2021, Deputy Cole West was on routine patrol going North on 25W and observed a 2001 Mercury sedan in violation of the light law. Deputy West initiated a traffic stop and made with contact with the driver, William Morris. Deputy West also noticed a small child in the back seat without a proper child restraint system or seat belt. Deputy West noticed signs of impairment being displayed by Mr. Morris while he attempted to locate paperwork requested by the deputy. Deputy West was able to confirm that Mr. Morris did not have a valid Driver’s License or required insurance. After receiving consent to search Mr. Morris’s person, Deputy West also located a crystal substance from his front jacket pocket. Mr. Morris consented to perform field sobriety testing, in which he was unable to complete satisfactorily. Mr. Morris was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and a family member was contacted to bring a proper child restraint device to take care of the small child. After observing the child properly restrained, Deputy West transported Mr. Morris to the Campbell County Jail where he consented to a blood draw that was sent to the TBI lab for analysis.
Mr. Morris is facing charges of DUI, Child Endangerment, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Driving While Suspended, Violation of the Child Restraint Law, Violation of the TN Financial Law, and Violation of the Light Law. Mr. Morris remains in the Campbell County Jail on no bond. He is due in court on January 26, 2021.
On January 17, 2021, Deputy Kendra Porter was dispatched to Hatmaker Ridge Rd in Jacksboro to an accident involving a possible intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, Deputy Porter made contact with the driver, Lucas Ballard. Mr. Ballard told Deputy Porter that he was driving and lost control of the vehicle. Deputy Porter located the vehicle in bushes just outside of the roadway with three busted tires but no other visible damage. Mr. Ballard appeared to be unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. Mr. Ballard admitted to Deputy Porter that he had consumed two to three beers prior to driving. Mr. Ballard agreed to perform standard field sobriety tests and performed unsatisfactorily. Mr. Ballard was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and transported to the Campbell County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Ballard also consented to give a sample of breath, in which he blew a .203, over the legal limit.
Mr. Ballard is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Suspended, Failure to Exercise Due Care, Violation of the TN Financial Law, and Violation of the Registration Law. Mr. Ballard remains in jail with a $3500 secure bond and is due in court on January 21, 2021.