KPD e-Press Release: Drunk Driver Crashes Vehicle into Music Instruction School

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Drunk Driver Crashes Vehicle into Music Instruction School
Date & Time January 25, 2014

Approximately 3:40 AM

Location of Incident 3404 Memorial Boulevard

Kingsport, TN

Injuries None

Suspect Information

Name Bobby T. DePriest
Age 36 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Male
Address 4821 Frontier Drive

Kingsport, TN

Vehicle Information 2000 Land Rover Sport Utility Vehicle (White in Color)

General Narrative

K.P.D. has arrested a drunk driver who crashed his vehicle into a music instruction school.

On January 25, 2014 at approximately 3:40 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Memorial Boulevard near the Orebank Road intersection, in Kingsport. Upon arrival, their investigation revealed that a 2000 Land Rover sport utility vehicle (white in color), driven by Bobby T. DePriest, had run off the roadway, sheared off a utility pole, and struck a music instruction school, located at 3404 Memorial Boulevard.

Being literally knocked from its foundation by the impact, the building sustained what is likely irreparable damage. Fortunately, due to the hour of day, the building was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Mr. DePriest was arrested for:

1) Driving Under the Influence

2) Driving on Suspended License

3) Failure to Maintain Proper Control of Vehicle

4) Also arrested on an outstanding unrelated Sullivan County warrant

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

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