CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A non-working brake light prompted a traffic stop and led to the driver and his passenger being arrested.

It was 12:30 am on the morning of Wed., Dec. 9, when Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Powers was on routine patrol in south Campbell County not far from the Anderson County line when he noticed a black Nissan with a brake light that wasn’t working. Highway 116 at Cherrybrook Lane is where Powers pulled over a car driven by 25-year old Jacob William Knipp of Oak Ridge.

The brake light issue was only the beginning of Knipp’s problems. Deputy Powers ran the car’s registration, and it came back registered to another vehicle. Knipp had no proof of insurance, and his drivers license was suspended according to the report.

Powers detailed in his report that a black container was also in the car. In it were baggies and a spoon with white residue. Also in the container was a straw and a pair of tweezers with burnt residue based on the report.

Multiple charges were levied against Knipp including possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the Tennessee financial, light and registration laws. Jail records reveal this was Knipp’s second arrest in Campbell County.

Knipp’s passenger ended up being arrested as well. Danielle Faith Hawkins, 23, of Jacksboro was arrested on a violation of probation out of General Sessions Court. This was Hawkins 11th booking according to jail records.

Both Knipp and Hawkins are unemployed based on the arrest report. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/21/2020-6AM)