Cocke County man arrested for 12th DUI over weekend

COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man was arrested for his 12th DUI over the weekend in Cocke County.

According to a police report, Steven Edwards has consistently been arrested since December 1983.

Police tell Local 8 News that he was going the wrong way on Crosby Highway and crashed in the median.

When they asked if he wanted to do a field sobriety test, he refused because he they said he told them he was "too drunk."

The District Attorney's Office says he's not in jail because for a non-violent offense like DUI, he only has to serve 30 percent of his jail time.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253452591 - local8now.com/a?a=253452591