PIONEER, TN (WLAF) – A Knoxville man, free on a $3,000 bond, is due in Campbell County Court this morning after being arrested very early on Friday for speeding.

On I-75, eight miles south of Jellico, is where Julian Lee Eskridge was stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper in the early morning hours of October 27. Eskridge was charged with traveling at 94 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone.

The THP is combatting a drastic escalation in speeding that has led directly to an increase in traffic fatalities,” said Colonel Matt Perry of the THP. “We are asking all drivers to join us in slowing down Tennessee. If you witness dangerous driving behavior, dial *THP (*847) to alert the nearest THP District Headquarters to respond.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/30/2023-6AM)