CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – An orange Nissan Sentra was traveling south on Hwy 116 and straddling the center yellow dividing lane of the highway when Deputy Preston Mullins noticed it on Saturday not long after 1am.

The vehicle then drifted across the line and into the north-bound lane of traffic. The driver then corrected and came back into the southbound lane, then swerved multiple times between the center yellow line and the white fog line of the southbound lane. The driver of the vehicle then made several abrupt brakes while traveling on a straight path of the roadway, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

Mullins stopped the Nissan, near Disney Lane at Cherry Bottom, and could allegedly smell an odor of Cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. When the driver was asked if he had taken any medications, drugs or drank any alcoholic beverages the driver, identified as Waylon Gregory Harris, denied he had.

As Harris was exiting the car, Mullins noticed he was unsteady on his feet and used the side of the car to assist with balance. After performing unsatisfactorily on the test, Mullins believed that Harris was under the influence of Cannabis and placed him under arrest. A search of the Sentra revealed a burnt cigarette containing a green leafy vegetation believed to be Cannabis.

Harris, 229 Dunkin Road, Briceville was charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and driving under the influence (DUI). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/09/2021-6AM)