A Knoxville couple is behind bars after they fled from a traffic stop over the weekend. The man had to be tased before he could be arrested.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office incident report, an officer was watching for speeders on Highland View Road on Sunday. Just after 4:30 pm, a Honda Civic drove by going 38 mph in the 30 mph zone. He stopped the driver, who "had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person and breath, red watery blood shot eyes and had slurred speech."
The driver told the officer his name was Jimmy Brown, and his passenger identified herself as Teresa Stinnett. When the officer checked their records, he discovered they had lied about their names. He told the driver to get out of the car, and instead, the driver sped off.
The officer pursued the car down Chapman Highway, and the chase ended on Bays Mountain Road, where the man and woman tried to escape on foot.
The officer deployed his taser, hitting the driver with one prong. He said the driver continued to resist arrest, but he finally brought him under control and handcuffed him. Both received minor injuries in the struggle, and were treated on the scene.
Another officer who arrived on scene was able to catch and arrest the female passenger.
The two were eventually identified as Gregory Grayson, 57, and Mary Crane, 46, both of Knoxville. He was charged with DUI (4th or subsequent), resisting arrest, criminal impersonation, and driving on a revoked license. She was charged with public intoxication, criminal impersonation, and evading arrest.