JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- It only took a Campbell County jury a few minutes to find Gladys Brock, 82, Clinton, not guilty of DUI (driving under the influence). Brock’s trial was held Friday.

In May 2022 Brock was stopped by police on Highway 116 in Caryville for poor driving and nearly striking another vehicle.

Brock told officers of the medications she was prescribed and complied with officers’ request that she perform field sobriety tests. Brock had difficulty with balance and could not complete the tests. In one of the tests, she was required to stand on one leg for 30 seconds. In another test, she had difficulty standing heel-to-toe and nearly fell. Brock said she was tired as she had a job at Wendy’s.

Despite her explanation, Brock was arrested for DUI. Officers did not locate any prescription medications in her vehicle before it was impounded.

Brock’s blood revealed she had taken three prescription medications. At trial on Friday, Brock’s family doctor testified she had prescribed the medications to Brock and had no concerns about her ability to drive on those medications. She also testified the dosages of the medications she prescribed were standard dosages for an 82-year-old woman. Further, she testified it wasn’t unusual for someone of Brock’s age to have difficulty performing the field sobriety tests administered by officers that night.

The jury deliberated for 26 minutes finding Brock not guilty of DUI. 

Brock was represented by the Public Defender’s Office of Leif Jeffers and was represented at trial by William Evans, assistant public defender. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 6/9/2023- 6AM)

2 Replies to “Jury finds Brock not guilty of DUI”

  1. Based on the facts presented in the article, why did it even go to trial? Who in the prosecutor’s office thought this was a good idea? Good for Miss Gladys!!

  2. All I can say is good! That woman deserves respect! You go miss Glady’s

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