LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A white Mercury Sable was in the middle of Long Hollow Road last Thursday when Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Boyer arrived on the scene at 9:45am. The deputy was dispatched to the area where it was alleged a white four door sedan was swerving across the roadway.
At the time of his arrival, Boyer discovered Adam W. Nelson walking around the car parked in the roadway attempting to get into the driver seat. The driver’s side door of the Mercury was open with the keys in the ignition and the motor running, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. Nelson was asked to step away from the car and walk toward the deputy’s vehicle. While Boyer was speaking with Nelson, he noticed his pupils were allegedly extremely constricted and the driver was speaking in a low mumbling voice.
Nelson reported he did not have a driver’s license with him. A check of his driving history revealed his license was valid. Nelson was asked to perform field sobriety tests on which he performed poorly. After placing Nelson into custody, Boyer looked for the vehicle’s registration and was unable to locate it.
Nelson allegedly refused to submit to a blood draw but stated he did use marijuana. He explained that he would consent to a breathalyzer test but continued to refuse a blood draw.
Nelson, 35, 405 Glade Springs Rd, LaFollette is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), violation implied consent law, violation registration law and DL violation. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/07/2022-6AM)