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Knox arrested after low-speed chase
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A 41-year-old local man was charged with his third DUI offense last week after a low-speed chase was ended by a state trooper with a spike strip.Robert Edward Knox was charged with reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, and resisting arrest.He was also cited for violation of the implied consent law, failure to maintain his lane of travel, violation of the financial responsibility law, and lack of registration.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a deputy saw Knox driving erratically on Short Mountain Highway on August 18.The deputy reportedly activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but Knox refused to pull over.Knox allegedly left the roadway more than once, running up onto the sidewalk and then coming back onto the highway into oncoming lanes of traffic.Ray said the deputy pursued Knox for about four miles before the suspect was stopped by a spike strip which had been put down by a Tennessee State Trooper.Knox's vehicle reportedly ran into a ditch and stopped after the spike strip flattened his tires.Knox allegedly refused to exit the vehicle and had to be forcibly removed.Ray said the deputy found Knox's eyes to be bloodshot and glossy.He was reportedly incoherent and had a white foam coming from his mouth.Due to his level of intoxication, Knox was unable to perform field sobriety tasks, and could not understand the terms of the implied consent law.Because it was his third DUI offense, a search warrant was executed to obtain a blood draw.Knox was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and was arrested the next day.His bond is $19,000. Meanwhile, Eddie Woodrow Young, 36, of McMinnville was cited for simple possession of a Schedule II drug after a deputy investigating a suspicious person report allegedly found a bag of meth in his wallet.The Deputy, dispatched to check out reports of a man walking down the road in Blue Springs, found a bag that Young allegedly admitted contained meth, as well as two empty bags, inside the man’s wallet.Young will appear in court on Aug. 29.Nina Rene Chapman was arrested and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest on Aug. 21.Ray said a deputy responding to a call of a person knocking on doors in Liberty found Chapman, who was allegedly disoriented and moving very rapidly.The sheriff said she had a hard time understanding the deputy’s commands, and struggled when he attempted to place cuffs on her.