Tennessee State House candidate faces charges in police chase

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A candidate for the 77th House seat has been charged with driving under the influence and evading arrest.

Sixty-year-old Dr. Rosaire "Ross" Dubrule, a Tiptonville physician, is a Democratic candidate for the 77th House seat being vacated by Rep. Phillip Pinion of Union City.

Dubrule was arrested Friday and held in the Dyer County Jail.

Police Chief Terry Ledbetter said in his report that he saw Dubrule speeding and driving recklessly.

Ledbetter tried to stop the car, but Dubrule took off and led police on a chase.

According to the report, when Dubrule finally stopped at a Tennessee Highway Patrol substation, he resisted arrest and had to be handcuffed.

Dubrule also is charged with reckless driving and violation of the implied consent law.

Dubrule already faces federal prescription fraud charges from a 2007 incident. With this latest arrest, he violated his $20,000 bond on the pending charges.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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