An off duty City of Smithville employee has been charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law.
Hunter Hendrixson, who serves as city administrator, is to make an appearance in General Sessions Court on Thursday, August 27.
He was pulled over on Vaughn Lane at 2:15 a.m. Friday morning, July 31 by Sergeant Charlie Caplinger of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
According to the complaint, " I, Sergeant Charlie Caplinger was traveling east on Vaughn Lane. I noticed a gray pickup truck (2002 Dodge Ram 1500) traveling across the center double line several times. I observed this at least four times before a traffic stop was made. Upon approach I found Mr. Hendrixson behind the wheel with a strong smell of an intoxicant about his person. He admitted to drinking prior to driving. I asked him to perform field sobriety tasks in which he could not perform as demonstrated. Each field sobriety task showed clues of impairment. He was placed under arrest and transported to the DeKalb County Jail for warrants. Mr. Hendrixson was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. I read the Tennessee Implied Consent form and asked him to provide blood for blood alcohol content. Mr. Hendrixson stated that he would not give blood for sample. This is a violation of TCA (Tennessee Code Annotated)".
Hendrixson was off duty at the time and was driving his own personal vehicle.
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