BY KEN LITTLE
Driving-under-the-influence charges are pending against three drivers arrested by local law enforcement officers over the weekend.
All are scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court.
Nicole Maria Kyte, 29, of Gray Station Road in Gray, was charged Sunday with DUI-third offense after a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 81.
Kyte was allegedly clocked driving a Cadillac at 101 mph in a 70 mph zone, said Trooper Russel Holtsclaw, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).
Kyte "showed several signs of impairment" during field sobriety tests, the report said.
Kyte told the trooper "she had a few beers," the report said.
Kyte has two prior DUI convictions in Washington County. She allegedly refused to have blood drawn, the report added.
A records check showed Kyte did not have a valid driver's license, the report said.
Kyte was additionally charged with violation of the implied consent law, driving without a license and speeding.
CHARGED IN GREENEVILLE
Jose A. Sanchez, 26, of 10 Camelot Park, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and having no driver's license following a traffic stop on Kiser Boulevard, Greeneville police Officer Billy Christy said in a report.
Sanchez was pulled over for driving left of center, the report said.
He had a strong odor of alcohol and told officers that he had drunk six beers, the report said.
Sanchez did poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.
A records check showed he did not have a valid driver's license.
Bond was set at $2,000 pending today's scheduled court appearance.
Dewayne Eldridge Walker, 30, of Castlegate Drive, Nashville, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia Saturday on southbound Interstate 81, THP Trooper Ray Stubblefield said in a report.
Walker, a trucker, was charged at the weigh station on I-81. He told troopers "that he had just smoked (marijuana) some two hours prior to getting to the scales, where he was stopped for not wearing his seat belt," the report said.
In speaking with Walker, troopers "smelled a very strong odor of marijuana."
After receiving consent to search the truck cab, about 12 grams of marijuana and three books of rolling papers were found, the report said.
The marijuana was in two separate plastic bags in four rolled cigarettes, the report added.
Bond was set at $3,000 pending Walker's scheduled court appearance today.