Roane County Commissioner Charged with DUI After Striking Two Vehicles Head-On

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A Roane County Commissioner is arrested and charged with DUI after striking two vehicles head-on.

Randall Lee Ellis was arrested and charged with a first offense DUI yesterday (Thursday) afternoon after officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Kingston Pike near Scenic Drive.

Ellis reportedly left his lane and went into oncoming traffic and struck two vehicles head-on. Officers observed that Ellis was unsteady and had slurred speech and was unable to complete a field sobriety test due to coordination.

Ellis told officers that he was prescribed Hydrocodone for kidney stones. H was taken to the Knox County Detention Facility where a blood test was conducted, those results have not been released.

Ellis has served on the Roane County Commission for over ten years.

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