A Wednesday afternoon fender bender ended up getting Roy Steakley (top photo) sideways with the law.
Officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department worked a motor vehicle accident just before 5 pm last Wednesday afternoon where Glade Springs Road intersects with Old Middlesboro Highway.
Corporal Josh Jeffers talked with a woman who was driving one of the cars while Deputy Travis Bostic talked with the man who was driving the other car. Bostic tells WLAF that the man told him he was Michael Steakley. The deputy quickly noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Steakley’s breath. Steakley could not perform a field sobriety test, because Bostic said one of his ankles was swelling from the accident and he could not stand up very well. Steakley was transported to the La Follette Medical Center. Bostic cited Steakley at the hospital.
Two days later, on Friday, an official with the hospital called Bostic telling him that 51-year old Steakley had given them the wrong name. Bostic said he re-issued warrants and picked up Roy, not Michael, Steakley at his Long Hollow Road home in La Follette.
Steakley is charged with criminal impersonation, drivers to exercise due care, violation of the Tennessee financial law, driving while revoked, identity theft, two counts of forgery and DUI. He remains housed in the county jail this morning on a $55,000 bond. Steakley is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/12/2019-6AM)