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KPD: DUI suspect fights officers in middle of Stone Drive

An intoxicated driver fought with two officers in the middle of Stone Drive on Sunday morning, according to police, and rolled “into oncoming traffic” while attempting to escape.


Deward Edward Smith, 44, of 1797 Stratford Road, is charged with multiple offenses, including felony reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. A Kingsport Police Department arrest report says the incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m., after Smith’s Nissan Maxima was clocked at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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