CARYVILLE, TN  (WLAF) – On Monday night, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams was assisting Caryville Police Officer Daniel Garrett with a search.  Authorities were searching for a man around the Park Place Lane area in reference to a possible burglary.    Williams was told by dispatch that the alleged suspect was around the Bruce Gap Road and Cove Lake Trail.  During this time, Williams found a vehicle wrecked in the ditch just before the trail. He then found a man who was later identified as Tyler Shane Carrington a couple hundred yards from the vehicle staggering on the side of the roadway, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department.

Williams made contact with Carrington who had slurred speech and was very unsteady on his feet. He was asked if he had anything illegal on him such as a needle and he stated he did not, but Williams found a hypodermic syringe in Carrington’s right front pocket. He was transported back to Park Place Road per Caryville Police Officer Daniel Garrett’s request. At this point, Williams asked Carrington if he owned a vehicle and he allegedly said he did. He allegedly said he did own a black Pontiac Vibe which was the vehicle in the ditch. He was then asked if had consumed any alcoholic beverages or narcotics after he wrecked the vehicle, and he allegedly said he had not.

After a series of field sobriety tests, Carrington, 28, 340 Park Place, Caryville was charged with driving under influence (DUI), drivers to exercise due care and leaving scene of accident.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/31/2019-6AM)