Trooper James Raines with the Tennessee Highway Patrol while on patrol on 11/21/18 at approximately 1653 hours received a bolo on a white Ford Crown Victoria traveling north on Interstate 75 around the 132 mile marker. The vehicle was allegedly running vehicles off the roadway while using a red/blue light on the dash of the vehicle and also passing vehicles on the shoulder. Trooper observed a vehicle fitting the description of the bolo. Trooper Raines initiated a traffic stop at Dogwood Road and Hilltop Circle in Campbell County. Upon contact Trooper Raines observed violator’s eyes to be watery and bloodshot.
Trooper Raines observed an open bottle of alcoholic beverage (fifth of vodka) in the passenger side floorboard. Trooper Raines observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from violator’s
breathe as he spoke. Violator stated he drank 2 beers after work in Alcoa. Violator was asked to perform field sobriety and performed unsatisfactory. Violator was then placed under arrest and advised Trooper Raines he was a Deputy with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. Trooper Raines recovered 1 empty fifth of vodka and 1 half empty fifth of vodka within the vehicle. Trooper Raines found a light which was stuffed between the driver seat and the passenger seat that when activated flashed blue and white.
Violator was transported to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for booking where he was read the Tennessee Implied Consent and refused a breathe test. Violator’s vehicle was towed and driver was booked into the Campbell County Detention Facility.
The driver of the vehicle was listed as Chad Wayne Cordell. He is charged with DUI, Violation of Implied Consent, Open Container law and Violation of the Window Tint Law.
Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins issued a statement on the arrest. Sheriff Goins said, “Our agency was notified this evening of the arrest of Chad Cordell, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Chad Cordell is an Auxiliary/Volunteer Deputy with our agency. With respect, regarding The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Investigation, we will fully support and cooperate in any way possible. Driving under the influence by anyone is unacceptable. We will not tolerate or defend anyone who makes those choices. Chad Cordell has currently been relieved of his volunteer status at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.”