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Police: Johnson City man faces DUI, weapon charges after fleeing wreck

Staff Report • Jul 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM

A Johnson City man was jailed on several charges late Saturday after he fled a wreck in his own neighborhood and had altercation with the other driver, police said in a news release.

Robert A. Taylor Jr., 28, 1017 Whittling Wood Drive, was arrested after police were called to Whittling Wood about 11 p.m.

Police said Taylor's vehicle struck another vehicle, and the two drivers had an altercation. Police arrived after Taylor fled the accident scene but caught up with him as he was exiting the neighborhood onto Bristol Highway and pulled him over on Knob Creek Dock Road.

He was driving under the influence and had a firearm, police said in the news release.

Taylor's charges included DUI, felony reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun while under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $13,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Monday.