Pregnant Claiborne Co. teen arrested for DUI

A pregnant Claiborne County woman is accused of driving under the influence of drugs.

Rachel Blankenship, 18, is charged with DUI and reckless endangerment of a viable fetus.

THP troopers spotted Blankenship swerving on Highway 25E Thursday morning and pulled her over. Court documents show she failed several field sobriety tests.

Troopers also found a syringe and other drug materials in her purse. They say she told them she's five months pregnant and she admitted to using two drugs, including suboxone.


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