Surgoinsville Man Faces 2nd DUI Charge

According to a police report, a Gravely Valley Road man was charged with multiple offenses including the second offense of DUI and the sixth offense of driving revoked early May 12 after his vehicle was stopped by a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy on Main Street in Surgoinsville.

Samuel Curtis Williams, 30, of Surgoinsville was charged by Deputy Chad Gillenwater with DUI, driving revoked, having an open container of an alcoholic beverage, violating the registration law and violating the financial responsibility law after the 4 a.m. traffic stop.

According to Deputy Gillenwater’s short report, he had been dispatched at 3:48 a.m. to the Williams Road area on a report of a potentially intoxicated driver in a tan-colored Ford Ranger pickup. While moving on Main Street in Surgoinsville near City Hall, Deputy Gillenwater wrote, he comes across a truck matching the description, turned and followed it. He pulled the truck over immediately he noticed that the truck’s license plate was expired.

After stopping the truck and identifying the driver as Williams, Deputy Gillenwater, noted that the man appeared to be “extremely intoxicated,” had an open, “mostly empty” bottle of liquor close to him in the truck and smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Once out of the truck, Williams appeared to be too unsteady on his feet to complete field-sobriety tests and could produce no proof of automobile insurance.

According to the arrest report, after being taken to the Hawkins Co. Jail, Williams agreed to take an intoximeter test and the results of the test were .202-percent blood alcohol.

Williams was scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on May 14.

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