LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- An officer was nearly struck on Jan. 18 while performing a traffic stop across from the rock quarry on the four lane.

LaFollette Police Officer Isaiah Lloyd was assisting LaFollette Police Officer Cheyenne White with the traffic stop when a grey Ford F150 was traveling in the right lane on Jacksboro Pike. The driver of the truck allegedly veered out of the roadway nearly striking White and Officer Jesse Ferguson with the vehicle.

Lloyd began to follow the truck and attempted to initiate a traffic stop with his lights and sirens. Lloyd also used his car’s PA system to tell the driver to pull over. The vehicle slowed down and sped back up with varying speeds not slowing down or attempting to pull over for the officers, according to a report from the LaFollette Police Department.

The vehicle turned left onto Towe String Rd and then turned right into Walgreens before stopping in parking space.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Greg Hoskins.

Hoskins, 58, 361 Memorial Lane, Jacksboro was charged with driving on a revoked driver’s license, reckless driving, violation of move over law, violation registration law and felony evading arrest. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 2/1/2024- 6AM)