Kingston City Council Member Kevin McClure (Courtesy: Roane Co. Sheriff's Office)
KINGSTON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A member of the Kingston City Council was charged with Driving Under the Influence after police found him in a car that was parked in the middle of the road, according to the Roane Co. Sheriff's Office.
An officer reportedly found Kevin McClure sitting in his car near the intersection of Highway 70 and Ladd Wright Road shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The report indicated a man had called police saying the vehicle had been there for an hour and he couldn't get the driver to open the car door.
The officer said a clear bottle with a red cap, that was later determined to be a half-bottle of vodka, was spotted in the passenger seat and McClure did not respond until the officer knocked on the window with a flashlight. That's when he slowly regained consciousness, the report said.
After opening the door, the officer detected what smelled like alcohol and determined McClure didn't have any medical problems. While trying to get out of the car, McClure had to brace him self against it several times. The officer said he then failed a series of standard field sobriety tests.
McClure was arrested and taken to the Roane Co. Detention Center where the officer learned he had a previous DWI/DUI offense as well.
According to the city's website, McClure was first elected to the city council in 2001 and served as Kingston's Vice-Mayor from 2003-2005. He has owned and operated Greenskeeper Lawncare and Landscaping since 1996.