JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Campbell County Deputy Zachary Daugherty was traveling on Wood Lane in Jacksboro on May 1 when he noticed the Nissan Altima in front of him allegedly swerve erratically and nearly hit the ditch and then swerve to the opposite side of the road before coming to a stop in the middle of the road at Towe String Road at the stop sign. Daugherty then saw the vehicle cross the center line of the roadway three times and the fog line of the roadway four times nearly hitting two mailboxes.
At this point, Daugherty conducted a traffic stop and talked with the driver of the vehicle identified as Mahala Renee Stanfield. When asked why her vehicle was all over the road, Stanfield replied she was “very tired.” According to the report from the sheriff’s department, she said she was on her way home, but was going in the opposite direction of home. Daugherty noticed she had extremely dilated pupils and had a low and mumbled speech. During this time, Daugherty was joined by Jacksboro Police Department Sgt. Franklin Ayers who administered field sobriety tests to Stanfield. After completion of the tests, Stanfield was arrested. She had a 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle who appeared very nervous and scared. The teen passenger was released to a family member.
Stanfield, 39, 314 West Hemlock Street, LaFollette is charged with driving under influence (DUI), violation implied consent law, drivers to exercise due care and child endangerment. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED -05/14/2020- 6AM)