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Johnson City man adds to record with fourth DUI, police say

Johnson City Press • Aug 7, 2018 at 9:44 AM

A Johnson City man was arrested for driving under the influence and other charges early Tuesday morning, police said in a news release.

Shortly after midnight, Johnson City police observed a man driving a yellow motor scooter south on Milligan Highway near Twin Oaks Drive without a helmet. When police stopped Kenneth A. McKinney, 48, 1602 Baxter St., officers said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Police said McKinney was unsteady on his feet and refused to submit to any standard field sobriety tests or a blood test.

McKinney was charged with his fourth DUI, violation of implied consent law, driving on a revoked license and violation of motorcycle helmet law.

He was held in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing and set to appear in Sessions Court later Tuesday.

This was the latest in McKinney’s run-ins with law enforcement. In 2017, McKinney was charged with public drunkenness and was found to be wanted in Gordon County, Georgia with an extradition request from surrounding states after being arrested and charged there for intent to sell marijuana and trafficking cocaine in 2013. 

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