Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ten Year Sentence for a Poly-Drug Vehicular Homicide in Hamilton County

Earlier this month, a Hamilton County Grand Jury returned indictments against Russell Edward Stephens for vehicular homicide and reckless aggravated assault. Stephens pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Criminal Court in front of Judge Barry Steelman. Stephens will be serving a ten year sentence for vehicular homicide for killing Brenda Boren in a head-on crash in April of 2015. Boren was sitting in the back seat when the crash occurred.  

Stephens had Meth, Methadone and Xanax in his system when the fatal crash claimed Brenda Boren's life.

The full story can be viewed at:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/jan/31/intoxicated-driver-serve-10-years-killing-68-year-old-woman-head--collision/410482/



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Kingsport Drugged Driving Arrest

Eight months after a driver veered into oncoming traffic, the driver has been indicted after the lab tests were returned.  To read more about this incident, go to:

http://www.timesnews.net/Law-Enforcement/2017/01/12/KPD-Man-arrested-for-drug-impaired-crash.html?ci=featured&lp=1&ti=

Mr. Kimball Goes to Washingtom

I have accepted a position as the Director of the National Traffic Law Center. I will be starting in my position at the National District Attorneys Association on January 23rd. As such, I will be posting on this site less often, but occasionally.
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Barry Williams and my future replacement will be the new moderator(s).
I will be watching........

Keep up the great work protecting lives on our roadways.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Days

The year has begun. Titan reports no fatal crashes on Jan 1 or 2. There have been a total of 646 crashes with 193 injuries on the first two days of the year.  Be mindful of wet, slick roads. Check the air pressure in your tires and make sure your headlights shine. Stay safe for a great new year.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Crashes with Drugs Present November 2016

In November 2016 there were 278 crashes on our roadways which involved the presence of drugs.
Nine resulted in fatalities. 149 resulted in a total of 204 injuries.
Drugs and Driving do not mix!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Johnthony Walker has Court Date Postponed until December 15, 2016


Johnthony Walker, appearing next to his attorney, Amanda B. Dunn, requested a continuation of his court date to December 15, 2016. All parties agreed to this date change. Walker's new date is set for December 15, 2016 in the General Sessions Court of Judge Lila Statom.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/11/29/hearing-delayed-driver-charged-fatal-chattanooga-school-bus-crash/94594048/