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Driver arrested after dumping pills at scene of rollover crash in Kingsport

November 3rd, 2011 10:01 am by Rain Smith

Driver arrested after dumping pills at scene of rollover crash in Kingsport

KINGSPORT — A Thursday morning traffic collision sent a pickup truck rolling, and the driver of the other vehicle was arrested after allegedly hiding pills in a nearby bush.
Everardo Arriola, 28, Spruce Street, was arrested and charged with possession of schedule IV drugs, tampering with evidence, driving without a license and no insurance.
The wreck happened about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Stone Drive and American Way. Kingsport Police Officer Matt McGuire said a Ford pickup driven by Bobby Watkins, 77, of Stratford Road, was westbound on Stone Drive and attempting to turn left onto American Way.
Police reported that Watkins, who had a green ball at the traffic signal, failed to yield to Arriola's oncoming Honda Civic.

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