BY KEN LITTLE
At least three people were charged over the weekend with driving under the influence, according to law enforcement reports.
All had first scheduled General Sessions Court appearances on Monday.
Gary Lynn Austin, 42, of 224 Painter Road, Chuckey, was charged Friday with DUI and driving on a revoked license, Sgt. Chris Moore, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said in a report.
Austin was northbound on Highway 93 when his car drifted across the fog line twice and the center line once, the report said.
Austin had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He did poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.
A driver's license check showed Austin's license was revoked in 2002 in Greene County, the report said.
Bond of $2,000 was set for Austin.
Adam Lee Dearing, 29, of 5819 Blue Springs Parkway, Mosheim, was charged Saturday with DUI following a traffic stop on Summer Street, Trooper Eric Wise, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, said in a report.
Dearing was pulled over in a 1998 Cadillac for driving without headlights on, the report said.
Troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the car. Dearing "appeared intoxicated" and did poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.
Two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes were found in the car, and Dearing had a package of rolling papers in his front right pocket, the report said.
Dearing was also charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a light law citation.
Bond was set at $3,000.
Charles Russell Jr., 58, was charged with DUI early Saturday, Greeneville police Officer Billy Christy said in a report.
Deputies were dispatched to the Andrew Johnson Inn, 2145 East Andrew Johnson Highway, on a report of a man "passed out in a vehicle," the report said.
Russell was in the driver's seat in the vehicle, which was running.
Russell told officers he had earlier consumed three beers, the report said.
He had a strong odor of alcohol and did poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.