Arrest in Hit and Run That Injured Pigeon Forge Officer

Sevierville, Sevier County (WVLT) - An arrest in connection with the hit and run crash that critically injured a Pigeon Forge police officer.

Lieutenant Steve Helton remains in critical condition tonight.

Just after 6:00 p.m. Sevierville police announced 36-year old William G. Soller of Pigeon Forge is charged with vehicular assault, driving on a revoked license and leaving the scene of a traffic crash.

Court records obtained by WVLT show Soller has two DUI convictions and is due in court on October 4th on a third charge.

Soller has not been charged with DUI in this crash, but the vehicular assault charge implies that Soller was intoxicated when he caused the crash that injured Lt. Helton

Much more on this breaking news story tonight at 7 and 11.