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Man charged with driving truck through gate

September 13th, 2011 10:53 am by Staff Report

ELIZABETHTON — A man faces several charges, including a fifth offense of driving under the influence, after he allegedly broke into the Carter County Sheriff’s Department impound lot and drove through the front gate in a pickup truck.

Edward Taylor Timbs, 56, 114 Suess Road, was charged with burglary, theft over $500, vandalism, fifth-offense DUI, third-offense driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest and an implied consent violation.

Sgt. Brian Durham said he was dispatched to the impound lot after someone was seen riding up to the fence on a bicycle and climbing over the fence.

He said the man got into an older model red Toyota truck and crashed through the front gate. When Durham arrived, he reported there was extensive damage to the gate.

After searching the area, Durham found the truck parked in a driveway on Riverside Drive. He said the driver was still in the vehicle and the engine was running. Durham said Timbs refused to follow orders and had to be taken into custody.

Timbs is scheduled to answer the charges in Sessions Court on Sept. 20.

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