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District Attorney General Bill Gibson Announces Plans to Resign

April 24, 2008
Dwayne Page

Long time District Attorney General Bill Gibson has announced his intention to resign effective, July 10th.

In a letter to Governor Phil Bredesen, dated today (Thursday) Gibson wrote "I am writing to submit to you my resignation from the office of District Attorney General for the 13th Judicial District. My resignation will become effective on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 and I will vacate the office on that date. It is my intention that this letter be irrevocable and offered in anticipation of giving you ample time to select a proper replacement for appointment to this office."

"It has been my great pleasure to serve the people of Tennessee and the Thirteenth Judicial District in this capacity for the past 18 years. Blessed with an exceptional staff great accomplishments have been made in our area. I have told many groups that the District Attorney has the very best job description in the world; to do justice on behalf of the people; to do the right thing under a wide variety of circumstances. My decision today follows through on that notion of doing what I believe is the right thing under difficult and challenging circumstances."

Gibson has been unable to serve as D.A. since his law license was suspended in 2006 over an ethics scandal.

That scandal involved letters he wrote to a convicted murderer and efforts he made to help a woman clear a meth conviction from her record.

Gibson was investigated by the TBI and the case was recently presented to a Putnam County Grand Jury, which failed to indict him for official misconduct.

The D.A. has since has been trying to negotiate with the State Board of Professional Responsibility to get his law license back.

Assistant D.A. Tony Craighead has been serving as acting D.A. in Gibson's absence.

Gibson was re-elected to a new eight year term in 2006. If Governor Bredesen accepts the resignation, he could appoint a replacement to fill out the unexpired term or until an election is held to fill the vacancy.

State law addresses Terms of Office--Filling of Vacancies-- " Except as provided in title 17, chapter 4, the term of each judicial and civil officer shall be computed from September 1st succeeding the election. No appointment or election to fill a vacancy shall be made for a period of time extending beyond the unexpired term. Every officer shall hold office until a successor is elected or appointed and qualified. No special election shall be held to fill a vacancy in the office of judge or district attorney general, but at the time fixed for the biennial election of civil officers; such vacancy shall be filled at the next biennial election occuring more than thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs."

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

April 24, 2008
Dwayne Page

A mobile home at the DeKalb/Warren County line was destroyed by fire last night.

County volunteer firefighters responded to the call at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday night at the residence of Dustin Roberts at 525 R. Arnold Road. Roberts rents the property from David Judkins.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says no one was at home at the time of the blaze and no one was injured but the structure was destroyed and three family dogs inside perished. The cause of the fire is undetermined but under investigation.

Members of the Blue Springs, Belk, and Keltonburg Stations of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene along with DeKalb EMS and officers of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Johnson Arrested After Police Pursuit

April 23, 2008
Dwayne Page

A 45 year old man was arrested after a police pursuit Monday night.

Smithville Police have charged David Ray Johnson of 530 Miller Road with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, possession of a schedule VI and IV drug and he was issued a citation for violation of the light law. His bond totals $11,500 and his court date is May 8th.

K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow, in his report, states that on Monday night at 9:59 p.m. he stopped a vehicle on East Broad Street at Model City Auto Sales because it had a headlight out. The driver, Johnson, denied Officer Tatrow's request to search the vehicle. Tatrow then deployed Astro, the K-9, and the dog indicated on the trunk of the car. Johnson was asked to get out of the vehicle so it could be searched but he started up the car and sped off, traveling at a high rate of speed. Johnson came to the traffic light at highway's 56 & 70 and then turned left onto highway 56 south. He continued on highway 56 south at a high rate of speed and then turned onto East Bryant Street. Officer Matt Farmer joined Officer Tatrow in the pursuit and Johnson eventually stopped his vehicle at East Bryant and South College Street. Johnson was taken from the vehicle into custody. A search of the vehicle produced a small amount of marijuana, a marijuana roach, and a pill identified as Soma.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, 28 year old Jason William Davis of 939 Grandiose Drive, Cookeville was arrested Tuesday and charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and violation of the light law. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court on the charges June 5th.

Officer Matt Farmer, in his report, states that at 2:50 a.m. he observed a vehicle going northbound on South College Street with the right side headlight not working. The vehicle, driven by Davis, was stopped. The officer asked Davis for his driver's license but Davis told him that the license had been suspended in Alabama. A further check of the status of the license revealed that it was revoked for failure to appear in an Alabama court.

Davis was placed under arrest for driving on a revoked license and during a search of the vehicle, incident to arrest, Officer Tatrow, who was assisting Officer Farmer, found two white pills and two prescription bottles in a glove box belonging to another person. One bottle had five small white round pills believed to be diphenoxylate and the other contained four blue capsules believed to be dicyclomine.

Join the Fight Against Cancer through Relay for Life

April 22, 2008

More than three million people in the United States have done it. They've joined the fight against cancer by participating in Relay for Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

Last year, more than 4,580 communities nationwide participated in Relay for Life and raised more than $375 million, making the event the largest fund raiser in the U.S.

Relay for Life is an overnight fund-raising event filled with activities, fun and community spirit. All funds raised at Relay for Life support American Cancer Society programs designed to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through research, education, advocacy, and patient services.

The impact of cancer is clear. More than 10 million cancer survivors are living today. This year in the United States, an estimated 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, more than 1,500 people will die of cancer each day.

On May 9th, the community will gather together as one group to help in the battle against cancer. At Greenbrook Park in Smithville, over 32 teams, volunteers, community leaders, and citizens will enjoy the annual Relay for Life event. This year marks the eleventh year to have a Relay for Life event. Plans are to have lots of entertainment and food available starting at 6:00 p.m. Planning for the Relay is a year round event and the organizers hope that you will enjoy what they have in store for you. Relay is the largest community event held in DeKalb County. Please join in for this special night and have lots of fun helping raise money. We are winning this fight; the finish line is closer than ever. Together, we are making a difference.

For more information about participating in Relay for Life, contact Ivadell Randolph or Casey Midgett.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

This year's Relay for Life Teams are as follows:

The DeKalb County Survivor Team
Liberty State Bank
DeKalb Community Bank
Regions Bank
DeKalb Community Hospital
Family Medical Center
The DeKalb County Sheriffs Department
Smithville First Assembly of God “Youth Against Cancer”
First Baptist Church “Youth Against Cancer”
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church “Youth Against Cancer”
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church Smithville
Whorton Springs Baptist Church
The DeKalb County Elected Officials
DeKalb West School
Smithville Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
DeKalb Middle School
DeKalb County High School FCCLA
Shiroki North America Inc
Federal Mogul Friction Products
DeKalb County Attorney Bar Association
DTC/DTC Wireless
El Mariachi Mexican Store Smithville
Curves Smithville
Wal-Mart # 4414
Smithville Electric System
Movie Gallery “Movie Divas”
K&M Jewelry
The Page Family Team

A special thanks goes to the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department & Sheriff Patrick Ray for their continued support of the event with security.

Silver Event Sponsors 2008 : Smithville Review, The Middle Tennessee Times, & WJLE Radio

If you would like to know more about having a team for Relay for Life please contact Ivadell Randolph at 615 597 5296.

Finley signs baseball scholarship with Martin Methodist

April 22, 2008
Dwayne Page

Another DeKalb County High School student-athlete has signed scholarship papers, and will continue his athletic career on the collegiate level. Trey Finley, a left-handed pitcher for the Tiger baseball team, signed papers, Tuesday morning, with Martin Methodist College, an NAIA school located in Pulaski, TN.

Red Hawks assistant coach, Michael Wallace, was on hand for Tuesday morning's signing, and is excited about having Trey join the Martin Methodist program. "One, he picked up the ball with his left hand, and left-handed pitching is hard to come by," said Wallace. "He has nice velocity for a high school player. He can throw strikes, he has the ability to work and comes from great parents and is a high-character kid."

Finley chose Martin Methodist over Vol State, and feels he made a good choice. "It's a good school for my education and they have a good baseball program," he said. "I know they beat Cumberland, this year, and Cumberland is usually a good team."

Finley said there are things he wants to work on as he prepares to jump to the next level. "Maybe cut down my pitch count and add a little velocity."

Wallace said the Red Hawks program has had some succees, and is hoping for a nice end to this season. "Since 2000, we've had five players drafted or signed (by Major League Baseball teams)," he noted. "We went to the Regional in 2003. Right now, we're sitting at 27-19-1. If we play well this weekend, we have a chance to finish fourth in our conference. Hopefully, we'll make a good run in our upcoming conference tournament and have a shot to get back to Regionals."

Martin Methodist is a member of the TransSouth Athletic Conference, a division of the NAIA. George Ogilve is the team's head coach.

Municipal Swimming Pool Set to Open Memorial Day Unless Delayed by Repairs

April 21, 2008
Dwayne Page

The Smithville Municipal Swimming Pool is scheduled to open by Memorial Day but needed repairs could force a delay.

The issue was discussed during Monday night's city council meeting.

Secretary Treasurer Hunter Hendrixson says Donald Page from the Department of Health met with city officials earlier this month and made some recommendations. "On April 15th, he came out and gave a consultation and had a list of suggestions on what he thought needed to be done before opening the pool. He commented on the interior of the pool being rough as far as the liner goes. We have limited lights. He said only 50% were functional and we need to look at getting those repaired. I'm not sure if it's the wiring or not but I believe that's what it is. There's been some uplifting of some of the concrete around the pool or part of the deck. I'm not sure what all needs to be done there but he had some suggestions. Depth markings. I believe that can be fixed fairly easy but he suggested that as well. And the hand railing needs to be repaired."

Jimmy Lewis, operator of the golf course and swimming pool, said based on Page's advice, he can't open the pool until the repairs are made "He told me not to even get the permits until that was fixed. The liner has cracks in it and our insurance won't cover it. You'll have to re-fiberglass it. The fiberglass has got to be redone. We're supposed to open Memorial Day but it takes two weeks to get it filled up and the water right and people are already calling about booking summer swimming parties."

Alderman Tonya Sullivan says rumors are going around town that the pool is not going to open.

Mayor Taft Hendrixson responded, saying " I don't know where that's coming from. We will do what we can do and what we can't do we'll have to get it done by someone else. We'll let a professional look at it. Whatever has to be done we will do. Our maintenance people can do some things like maybe the concrete, the lights, and the hand rails."

Since the repair costs are unknown at this time, city officials are not certain if there is sufficient funds budgeted to make the repairs, or if a budget amendment will be needed.

In other business during the city council meeting Monday night, the Aldermen voted on first reading to adopt an ordinance changing the zoning classification of two lots from R-1 low density residential to B-2 general business. The lots belong to Phillip W. Cantrell, located in the Trudie Vickers Subdivision on Short Mountain Street between Meadowbrook Drive and Green Acre Drive. Second and final reading action will come following a public hearing at the next meeting on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Regina Wilhite of Woodmen of the World presented new flags of the United States to be flown by the city and county and at Greenbrook Park.

Police Chief Richard Jennings also informed the board that the city is making application for grants on behalf of the department.

Smithville Police Charge Truck Driver with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

April 21, 2008
Dwayne Page

A 45 year old truck driver, hauling freight to Shiroki North America, Inc.,was arrested Friday after police found him possibly under the influence and with drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings says James Martin Ducket of 361 Morgan Branch Road, Weaverville, North Carolina is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Ducket's bond is $1,000 and his court date is May 1st.

In his report, Officer Travis Bryant states that on April 18th at 9:00 a.m., he, Officer Randy King, and K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow responded to SW Manufacturing at 1111 West Broad Street in regard to a truck driver acting strangely and possibly under the influence of an unknown substance. Contact was made with the driver and he identified himself as James M. Ducket.

Officer Bryant states that while the officers were talking to the driver, it became apparent that he was under the influence of an unknown substance. The officers asked for permission to search the truck and they were given consent. The K-9 was brought in and the dog hit on a bag in the vehicle. Upon further investigation, a small leather bag was found containing one glass pipe, two spoons, and several resale baggies that were empty. Several empty straws, other baggies and medicine bottle containers were also found in the truck. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was requested to check the driver's logs and they were found to be inaccurate.

Meanwhile, in another case, 37 year old Michael Edward Brown of 6763 Old Mill Hill Road, Dowelltown is charged with theft of property over $10,000 and theft of property over $500.

Chief Jennings says Brandy Fitts reported to police that she had spent the night last Thursday visiting her cousin at Royal Oak Apartments, 670 Miller Road and that when she awoke the next morning she discovered that someone had dumped the contents from her purse, taken her keys, $500 in cash, and had stolen her 2007 Plymouth van which was parked outside.

Fitts identified Brown as a possible suspect in the theft, since he had also been at her cousin's house Thursday night but was gone Friday morning.

Police recovered the vehicle on Friday in the city and arrested Brown on Monday.

Brown is under a $12,500 bond and his court date is May 29th

The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr.

In another case, 43 year old David Spencer Vaughn of 714 South College Street is charged with theft of property over $5,000, theft under $500, and 14 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Vaughn is accused of stealing a 2000 Honda Passport SUV and a credit card belonging to his father, Eugene Vaughn of 714 South College Street. The alleged thefts occurred on Monday, April 14th.

Vaughn was arrested Saturday at the home of a friend on Restview Avenue.

His bond is $42,500 and he will be in court on the charges May 29th.

The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr.

Meanwhile, 26 year old Josh Wayne Goff of 416 Mocking Bird Drive, Dunlap is charged with a third offense of driving on a suspended license

Officer Matt Holmes, in his report, states that he observed Goff driving south on Short Mountain Street in a Honda Accord on Monday morning. Another officer advised Holmes that Goff did not have a valid drivers license. Officer Holmes stopped the vehicle on Odom Street and discovered that Goff's license was suspended for failure to satisfy citations. Goff's bond is $3,000 and his court date is April 30th.

Sheriff Issues Update on Recent Arrests

April 21, 2008
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has picked up two more people on drug charges who were named in Grand Jury sealed indictments this month. Other arrests have also been made within the past week.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 41 year old Melissa Jean Petty of Banks Pisgah Road, Smithville was arrested Tuesday on a sealed indictment for sale of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid), delivery of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid), attempt to sell a schedule II drug (Dilaudid) and attempt to deliver a schedule II drug (Dilaudid). Total bond was set at $25,000 and her court date is set for June 20th.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Ray says on Thursday, April 3rd which was the night of the drug roundup, deputies and detectives went to Petty's residence on Banks Pisgah Road to arrest her. Upon arrival, officers saw 25 year old Ashley Jerome Ferrell of Banks Pisgah Road with a shotgun standing in Petty's yard. After retrieving the shotgun from Ferrell, officers learned that the gun was stolen in DeKalb County. Ferrell also had in his possession a pill believed to be methadone, rolling papers and a small amount of marijuana. Detectives also noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Detectives executed a search warrant at Petty's residence and found a stolen computer, another computer with the serial numbers scratched off, and drug paraphernalia (rolling papers and a marijuana grinder). Ferrell was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana), simple possession of a schedule II drug (methadone), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property. Ferrell's bond was set at $6,500 and his court date is June 5th.

27 year old Randy Allan Caldwell of Young Ridge Road, Sparta was arrested Friday on a sealed indictment for sale of a schedule II drug (dilaudid) and delivery of a schedule II drug (dilaudid). Caldwell's bond was set at $25,000 and his court date is June 20th.

24 year old Johnny Lynn DeVault of Talpha Drive, Dowelltown was arrested Thursday for DUI and evading arrest. Sheriff Ray says deputies had a state warrant on DeVault and spotted him on Highway 70 West. Officers tried to pull over DeVault, but he did not stop and continued on for approximately one mile until reaching his residence on Talpha Drive. After DeVault pulled into his driveway deputies took him into custody. The officers also noticed a strong odor of alcohol on DeVault's person and administered field sobriety tasks which DeVault failed. DeVault was arrested for DUI, evading arrest, and he was issued a written a citation for failure to comply with the implied consent law. DeVault was placed under a $2,500 bond and his court date is May 15th

21 year old Timothy James Howard of McCledehon Road, Watertown was arrested Sunday on Highway 53 in Alexandria after deputies, who had knowledge of Howard's Driver's License being suspended, spotted him operating a motor vehicle. Howard was charged with driving on a suspended driver's license and his bond was set at $2,000. His court date is May 14th.

DCHS Graduation Set For May 23rd

April 20, 2008
Dwayne Page

A total of 155 students at DeKalb County High School will receive their diplomas during graduation exercises Friday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field.

The program will feature remarks by the Valedictorian, a Class Officer, and Principal Kathy Hendrix. The prestigious White Rose and Citizenship Awards will also be presented to three outstanding members of the class. Diplomas will be presented to each graduate by Director of Schools Mark Willoughby. The DCHS Chorus is also expected to perform.

The honor students will also be recognized including the 2008 Valedictorian Nicholas Winchester and the Salutatorian Adam Emerson.

Other students earning "Highest Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 in addition to Winchester and Emerson include John Malone, Tayla Turner, Lacey Beshearse, Jessica Harney, Dennis Young, Jessica Dyer, Tyler Woods, and Victoria Martin.

Students earning "High Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 include Mykel Cantrell, Daniel Foutch, Steven McCormick, Kayla Fish, Colton Rhody,Dustin Hood, Tyler Robinson, Travis Woodward, Jessica Paschal, Dustin Jennings, Joshua Cantrell, and Dustin Estes.

Those earning "Distinction" with a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.59 include Joseph Carroll, Alisha Billings-Turner, Brittney Armour, Andrew Collier, Cody Thomas, Lauren Hansard, Natasha Hendrixson, Lindsy Ervin, Chase Ferrell, Katie Herman, Emily Summers, Anna Marie Walker, Roger Curtis, Jake Hoover, Justin Duke, Geraldine Wilson, Carla Barnes, Justin Stewart, Anthonique Tubbs, James Finley III, Zachery Rowland, Trisha Neiberger, Grant Goodwin, Jeffrey Cantrell, Joshua Gilbert, Chase Cantrell, Michael Elliott, Corey Turner, Lacey Parchman, Jacob Moore, Amber Evans, Shaun Reed, Justin Lattimore, and Jeffery Woodside.

Members of the DCHS Class of 2008 are as follows:

Kayla Nicole Adams, Kristen Danielle Adcock, Brittney Nicole Armour, Linda Sue Bain

Brenda Nicole Bain, Caleb W. Baines, Carla Marie Barnes, Casey N. Belcher, Lacey Racquel Beshearse, Dustin James Bogle, Joseph Michael Bowen, Mason L. Brandt, Carl Bratcher, Nicholas Byrge

Abby Lauren Cantrell, Alexandria Catherine Cantrell, Brittney Maxine Cantrell, Chase Wyndom Cantrell, Jeffrey Tyler Cantrell, Jerry D. Cantrell, Joshua Ray Cantrell, Mykel Anthony Cantrell, Joseph Edward Carroll, Kirby Noel Close, Andrew Brent Collier, Kayla M. Conners, Tosha M. Cook, Leah Danielle Cooper, Brittney Lynn Corona, Corey L. Cripps, William Tyler Cripps, Casey W. Curtis, Roger Dale Curtis.

James T. Davis, Scott A. Dean, Brandon Lee Dillon, Justin Vaughn Duke, Jessica Lynn Dyer

Jeremy Daniel Eakes, Heather Nichole Eley, Michael Andrew Elliott, Adam E. Emerson, Lindsy Shae Ervin, Dustin T. Estes, Amber Nicole Evans

Chase Ferrell, James Finley III, Kayla Michelle Fish, Daniel R.H. Foutch, Tiffany Danielle Frazier

Jacqueline Marie Gibbs, James Matthew Gibbs, Joshua Clay Gilbert, Misty Dawn Gingerich, Grant Joe Mason Goodwin, Hermenejildo Gopar Ordaz, Kristina Renee Gray, Brittney Nicole Gregory, Michael Tyler Griffin

Daniel Steven Haggard, Brandon Lee Hancock, Lauren E. Hansard, James Alan Harden, Jessica Lynn Harney, Alicia M. Hedtke, Natasha Renee Hendrixson, Katie Allison Herman, Dustin S. Hood, Jake M. Hoover, Joshua D. Howard, Johathon Wade Hummel, Thomas C. Hutchins

Dustin Benjamin Willard Jennings

Cody T. Keaton, Timothy M. Kosirog

Justin Ryan Haston Lattimore, Dustin Lee, John Phillip Leichtfuss, Andrea N. Leon, Bridgette D. Linder

John Weston Malone, Adam Manning, Victoria Hope Martin, Jacob Terry Maynard, Sarah Elisabeth McBride, Steven Daniel McCormick, Matthew W. Melton, Shane Tyler Mims, Jacob Taylor Moore, Casey Patrick Myrick.

Samantha Leigh Napier, Trisha Nicole Neiberger, Maverick D. Nokes, Brianna Katelyn Nolton, Kayla Elizabeth Norris, Amie Nioka Norton

Joshua M. Owens

Jennifer Louise Pack, Bray Page, Lacey Brooke Parchman, Jessica Danielle Paschal, Christopher Lee Patrick, Collin L. Patterson, Terry Layne Pedigo, Dustin A. Pedigo, Keshia L. Poss, Matthew Plumb, Jeffery Ryan Puckett

Manuela Quezada

Nicholas Jordan Ramsey, Jessica Dawn Ray, Shaun N. Reed, Colton M. Rhody, Kaley Ann Robinson, Tyler McKay Robinson, Jennifer Lynn Rogers, Zack Rowland, Juan Rivera Ruiz, Christopher William Rupp,

Adrianna Brelle Seals, Benjamin McKenley Sears, Kristel Marie Shumake-Bush, Thomas Paul Smith, Corey A. Snyders, Colt Stewart, Crystal Renee Stibil, Emily Kay Summers, Randy Summers

Cody Ray Thomas, Brian McKinley Trapp, Mary Margaret Tripp, Anthonique Eugenia Tubbs, Corey L. Turner, Alisha Kay Billings-Turner, Tayla Bree Turner, Amber Rose Tyler

Justin Vanatta

Annamarie Walker, Spencer Wallace, Susan Princess Renee Walls, Natasha Ann White, Zachary Paul Wilbur, Calvin J. Wilkerson, Mary S.Williams, Jessica Danielle Willis, Dustin Tyler Wilson, Geraldine Anna Wilson, Nicholas Colt Winchester, Tyler James Woods, Jeffery Kevin Woodside, Travis R. Woodward, Jonathan D. Wright,

D.J. Yarbrough, Dennis Ryan Young, and Tara Nicole Young

Teachout Injured in Thursday Night Accident

April 20, 2008
Dwayne Page

A 23 year old Smithville man was injured in a crash Thursday night around 10:48 p.m. on the Jefferson Road.

Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Michael Frederick Teachout was traveling west on Jefferson Road in a 1996 Honda Civic when he left his lane of travel, entered the eastbound lane, exited the roadway to the left, slid sideways and made an angle impact with a large tree. Teachout was partially ejected out of the passenger side window.

Teachout was airlifted from the scene by a Life Force helicopter ambulance and flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Others on the scene providing assistance included DeKalb EMS, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, and the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department.

Trooper Jennings says Teachout has been released from the hospital.

He says speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the accident and charges are pending.


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