CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Caryville Police arrested Adam Blankenblicker, 41, of Jacksboro, on DUI charges. The arrest occurred on July 21, around 10:57 p.m., after officers were dispatched to the Exxon gas station on the report of an intoxicated driver in a silver Jeep.
According to the police report, Blankenblicker nearly hit Caryville officer Corey Laxton who was responding to the call. The officer had to “swerve into the middle of the road” because the silver Jeep did not yield as it exited the Exxon gas station. At this time, police conducted a traffic stop on the silver Jeep, which stopped in the middle of Highway 25 W. Officer Laxton asked Blankenblicker to move out of the road, at which point he moved to an old pull off spot on Highway 63. When speaking with Blankenblicker, officers noticed he had “pin point pupils and slurred and slow speech.” Blankenblicker then stepped out of his vehicle and began telling the officer “about various mechanical problems he was having with the vehicle.”
When police checked the status of his license, they learned it was revoked for a past DUI. When police asked Blankenblicker if he had consumed any alcohol or drugs that day, he said he had not. Officers noted “several packs of beer” in the vehicle and asked Blankenblicker to perform a field sobriety test, which he failed and then placed under arrest.
Officers also spoke to the passenger in the vehicle and learned that Blankenblicker had also “snorted two or three Roxicodones and a Xanax” 15 to 20 minutes prior to being pulled over. Blankenblicker was transported to the county jail where he was charged with second offense DUI, failure to exercise due care and driving on a revoked license. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/23/2020-9AM)