Man charged with having gun while drunk

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man is looking at charges for having a gun while intoxicated Sunday night.

A Tennessee State Trooper pulled over Benjamin Dickerson's SUV close to 10 p.m. Sunday night for having expired tags.

The Trooper says after pulling over the SUV, Dickerson was a passenger and noticeably intoxicated with a twelve pack of beer between his legs.

While the Trooper was giving a field sobriety test to the driver, he says Dickerson got out of the car and was placed under arrest.

Dickerson next told the Trooper he had a loaded handgun in SUV close to where he was sitting, and was then charged with possessing a handgun while intoxicated.


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