Earlier this week a Tri-Cities doctor was found guilty by a Washington County jury of driving under the influence. The doctor pleaded not guilty despite failing two of the three field sobriety tests administered at the time of his arrest in November 2010.
The arresting trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol testified that the doctor said the trooper or one of his co-workers may need his help one day and implied that he would not render aid to them.
Officers arrested the doctor after he displayed erratic driving behavior. They say his eyes were blood shot and that he had slurred speech that made it nearly impossible for him to complete a sentence. He must pay a $350 fine, be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year, and forfeit his license.