2 arrested on DUI charges

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By Beth Braden

CAMPBELL COUNTY —A Rutledge man and a Sneedville man spent time at the Campbell County Jail after police say they were driving under the influence. Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Nathanial Bostic and Christopher Chapman were on patrol Saturday afternoon when they noticed a red GMC Sierra traveling southbound on Interstate 75. The vehicle reportedly drove in the center of the roadway, taking up both lanes of travel for an extended period of time.
A traffic stop was initiated near mile marker 133 and police found Jerry Williams, 56, 3135 Roach Rd., Rutledge, in the driver’s seat. The vehicle belonged to the passenger, Steve Wayne Peavler, 49, 1046 Blaine Rd., Sneedville.
Williams allegedly performed poorly on a field sobriety test.
He was arrested and charged with violation of the Tennessee Financial Law, driving under the influence and drivers to exercise due care. Peavley was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by consent for allowing Williams to operate Peavley’s vehicle while intoxicated.