Just after midnight this morning, police were called to a parking lot on West Andrew Johnson Highway to a report of a female slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. According to the complaint, the car had been parked in the same spot for nearly 8 hours.
Officers found the female behind the wheel of the car, and the key still in the ignition. The female was identified as Tracy Wright of Rogersville. She performed poorly on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Several pills were seen beneath the driver’s seat, and a loaded syringe was also reportedly in plain sight on the driver’s side door.
Through NCIC, Wright was shown to have a valid license with an interlock device. No interlock device was found within the vehicle. Within the vehicle, three different prescription bottles were found with four different types of pills mixed within the bottles. Within the bottles were gabapentin, two different forms of clonazepam, Buprenorphine, and paroxetine. Wright had prescriptions for paroxetine, clonazepam, and Buprenorphine.
Wright was placed under arrest for driving under the influence 3rd offense, possession of schedule V drugs, driving on a revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and also Implied Consent Law.