JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Someone out riding an ATV at 5am is a little out of the norm even for the most ardent four-wheeler riders. However, there was one early ATV rider already on the road long before daybreak on this Wednesday.

An ATV traveling on Alpine Drive woke residents early this morning. That prompted a call to 911 Dispatch complaining that the rider was on the cul-de-sac street going back and forth.

A sheriff’s deputy was called to the scene, but there was no sign of an ATV upon her arrival, according to 911 Dispatch. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/28/2021-6AM)

One Reply to “ATV out early this morning waking up neighborhood”

  1. First of all, I’m glad the person reporting the situation received a response. This is a county wide concern and safety issue. I live in the Stinking Creek community. There’s a law these OHV’s aren’t supposed to be on the county roads from dusk til dawn. It’s very noisy on the county road in front of our home anywhere from 11:00 p.m until 3:00 a.m. most weekends. My last two calls to 911 dispatch related to excessive speed and reckless driving of these OHV’s, resulted in no law enforcement response. There’s signs posted on the trees just before exiting Lee Asbury trail about these vehicles not being on the paved roads from dusk til dawn but not enforced. Not sure whose’s responsible for enforcing or who the signs belong to. The county road in front of our home is not one that’s on the list for ATV use. Still no enforcement for laws related to these vehicles. I would be willing to serve on a committee to help address and support the concerns and safety issues associated with the increase number of OHV’s on our county roads. There needs to be enforcement of laws and guidelines for keeping our visitors as well as residents safe.

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