KPD e-Press Release: Traffic Crash with Injury/DUI Arrest

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Single Vehicle Traffic Crash with Injury

Arrest for DUI and Multiple Other Offenses

Date & Time July 16, 2013

Approximately 5:05 PM

Location of Incident Lynn Garden Drive

Roadway in front of 896 Lynn Garden Drive

Injuries Non-Life Threatening to Driver

Driver/Suspect Information

Name Bethany Nichole Forbes
Date of Birth/Age 11/30/1987

25 Years of Age

Race/Sex White/Female
Address 1316 Milburton Road

Chuckey, TN 37641

Vehicle Information

Make Honda
Model Accord
Year 1992
Color Green
License Plate Number Tennessee H37-98P

General Narrative

On July 16, 2013 at approximately 5:05 PM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officer Andy Goddard responded to a single vehicle traffic crash with injury on Lynn Garden Drive in the roadway in front of 896 Lynn Garden Drive. A 1992 Honda Accord (green in color) was southbound on Lynn Garden Drive in the outside lane, when for unknown reason, the vehicle left the right side of the roadway, jumped the curb, and struck a large wooden utility pole. The vehicle rebounded off the pole and came to rest facing south on Lynn Garden Drive in the center turn lane. The vehicle sustained heavy damage.

The driver and sole occupant, Bethany Nichole Forbes, was transported to an area hospital by Sullivan County E.M.S. with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

During an inventory of the crashed vehicle, multiple prescription drugs as well as drug paraphernalia commonly associated with the use of illegal drugs, were located inside the vehicle. Further investigation led Officer Goddard to conclude that Forbes was under the influence of multiple substances that impaired her ability to operate her vehicle.

Upon her release from the hospital later that evening, Forbes was arrested and transported to the Kingsport City Jail.

Forbes was charged with:

1) Driving Under the Influence

2) Driving on a Revoked License

3) Possession of a Legend Drug Without a Prescription

4) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

5) Violation of Registration

6) Failure to Comply with the Financial Responsibility Law (No Insurance)

For additional information, please contact:

Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit



Releasing Officer Ptl. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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